Every team wants its batsmen to play long innings in a format like Test cricket. This aids the team in putting up large totals and gaining an advantage in the game. A century is a major accomplishment for any batsman, and if he keeps his rhythm, he can turn it into a double century.
In Test cricket history, there have been a few players who have hit double hundreds more frequently than others. In this article, we’ll look at the players who have scored the most Test double centuries as captains.
- Virat Kohli – 7
In such a short time, former Indian captain Virat Kohli has cemented his place among the all-time greats. In 99 Tests, he has scored 7962 runs at an average of 50.4. This includes 27 centuries, seven double centuries, and 28 half-centuries in total. He has registered all his double centuries as a captain which is a world record.
- Brian Lara – 5
Former West Indies captain Brian Lara ranks second on this list with 5 double centuries in Tests as a captain. With the help of 38 hundred and 52 half-centuries, he scored 11953 runs in 131 games at an average of 52.88. He also holds the test cricket record for the highest individual score of 400*.
- Don Bradman – 4
Don Bradman is regarded as one of the greatest players of all time. In 52 Tests, he scored 6996 runs at an astonishing average of 99.94. As captain, the legendary batsman smashed four double centuries. With a high score of 334, he also hit 29 centuries and 13 half-centuries.
- Michael Clarke – 4
When his team was reeling, Michael Clarke displayed his extravagant talents with the bat in hand. Clarke established himself as one of the greatest Australian batters of all time. He had four double centuries as captain.
- Graeme Smith – 4
Graeme Smith’s achievements as a batsman were significant, but the most important legacy of his career is that under Smith, South Africans’ confidence, both within and outside of the national team and its structures, was rebuilt. He was a fantastic batsman who scored four double centuries as captain.