As you may know, Test Cricket is one of the special forms (and cherished as well) of cricket matches (with ODI and Twenty20). In the Test cricket one of the major milestones for any batsman is to score a century, and if he maintains his rhythm he can convert it into a double (and even triple!) century as well. But let’s take a look at the double centuries closer. Who made the most double centuries in Test cricket? And who made the highest double century in Test?
TL:DR; Give me a table of the most double centuries!
Of course we have it! And here we go:
|SIR DON BRADMAN||AUSTRALIA||52||80||12|
|KUMAR SANGAKKARA||SRI LANKA||134||233||11|
|BRIAN LARA||WEST INDIES||131||232||9|
|MAHELA JAYAWARDENE||SRI LANKA||149||252||7|
|MARWAN ATAPATTU||SRI LANKA||90||156||6|
Sir Donald George Bradman aka “The Don”: Most Double Centuries in the History of Cricket
It’s nothing unusual that Sir Don Bradman holds the record of the most double centuries in Test cricket. He is the greatest batesman of all time. If you want to know more about his unachievable high records, just look at the next impressive stats:
- Highest results of 200s per innings (80 inns/12 double centuries): double centuries for EVERY 6 innings!
- In 1930 series has made 3 double centuries;
- Most triple centuries (2 — like Brian Lara, Chris Gayle and Virender Sehwag);
- Considered as the greatest phenomenon in the history of cricket, and in the history of ball games. His incredible perfomance in the world sport context made him above the top-performers and legends, like Michael Jordan, Pele or Ty Cobb.
What About Test Batsmen By Conversion Rate of Hundred To Double Hundred (min. 3 200s)?
Speaking about the measuring by conversion rate, we’ll have the next picture:
Again, Sir Donald Bradman on the top, but the best one in the meaning of perfomance is Mushfiqur Rahim.