Most double tons in home Tests
Test cricket often pushes cricketers to maintain patience and tenacity, as well as needs them to be on their toes to produce results in their favor. In all aspects of the game, players need to up the ante and put their best foot forward to triumph in the match.
Speaking about the batting performances, players try to carve out knocks that can get their side ahead in the contest. In doing so, some cricketers have etched their names in history for various reasons. To be able to scale massive runs in home conditions may be slightly easier as players get the home advantage and are well-versed with the conditions.
However, scoring a double ton requires a high level of patience, and not many players have been able to do it on a consistent basis. On that note, we take a look at the top three players with the most double tons in Tests at home-
3. Kane Williamson, Ricky Ponting | 5
New Zealand’s Kane Williamson recently smashed a scintillating double ton (215 runs) against Sri Lanka in the second Test win. In doing so, he got on level terms with former Australia cricket Ricky Ponting with the most double centuries at home. The duo has five double tons to their name in the longest format at home.
2. Virat Kohli, Kumar Sangakkara | 6
Two of the finest cricketers in world cricket, India’s Virat Kohli and Sri Lanka’s Kumar Sangakkara, are joint-second in the list of most double tons at home. Their impressive batting exploits paid them rich dividends as they have aggregated six double centuries at home.
1. Sir Don Bradman | 7
Regarded as the ‘Greatest cricketer of all-time’, Sir Donald Bradman holds the record of most double-centuries at home. His exceptional batting skills garnered him massive runs in the longest format. He holds the record with as many as seven double tons to his name at home Tests.