Most Double Centuries Tests: It was recently the completion of 9 years to the day on which Michael Clarke became the only batter to score 4 Test double hundreds in a calendar year!
On this occasion, we look at 5 such batters with the most double tons in Tests in a single year!
#5 – Sir Don Bradman (AUS)
We start with the oldest legend of the game, Bradman. He had scored 3 double centuries in the year 1930.
1st – 254 vs England at Lord’s
2nd – 334 vs England at Headingley
3rd – 232 vs England at The Oval
#4 – Ricky Ponting (AUS)
We move from one Australian legend to another in Ponting. In the year 2003, he also hit 3 double centuries.
1st – 206 vs West Indies at Port-of-Spain
2nd – 242 vs India at Adelaide
3rd – 257 vs India at Melbourne
#3 – Virat Kohli (IND)
It is the current Indian Test captain who is next on the list. He scored 3 double tons in the year 2017.
1st – 204 vs Bangladesh at Hyderabad
2nd – 213 vs Sri Lanka at Nagpur
3rd – 243 vs Sri Lanka at Delhi
#2 – Virat Kohli (IND)
Well it is him again! He had done something similar a year earlier too, scoring 3 double tons in Tests in the year 2016 as well!
1st – 200 vs West Indies at Antigua and Barbuda
2nd – 211 vs New Zealand at Indore
3rd – 235 vs England at Mumbai
#1 – Michael Clarke (AUS)
Pup, as he was fondly known in his playing days, was one of the most successful Australian captains of all time! He also is the only batter in cricket history to score 4 double hundreds in the same calendar year in Tests!
1st – 329 not out vs India at Sydney
2nd – 210 vs India at Adelaide
3rd – 259 not out vs South Africa at Brisbane
4th – 230 vs South Africa at Adelaide
So these are the 5 players with most double hundreds in Tests in a calendar year!