Double Century in ODI – With the T20 revolution, the batters found their mojo of playing big shots. The player with right technique improved the game and helped their country to perform well at the international stage in ODI format.
As it is said, cricket is a very funny game, and unimaginable things can be possible. In the era of 90s, the totals of around 300 were not easily scored, but at present these are the par scores for any ground in the world in ODI cricket. In total, there are 6 players who have scored double centuries in ODI.
|Rohit Sharma||264||Sri Lanka||2014|
|Martin Guptill||237*||West Indies||2015|
|Virender Sehwag||219||West Indies||2011|
|Rohit Sharma||208*||Sri Lanka||2017|
|Sachin Tendulkar||200*||South Africa||2010|
1. Rohit Sharma- 264, 209, 208*
The charismatic opener has been one of the finest talents to come out of India. He has scored 3 double hundreds, and is the undisputed king in ODI Cricket. His first double ton came against Australia in 2013, and has the highest individual ODI score of 264, which he hit against Sri Lanka in 2014. Then, he mustered an unbeaten 208* against Sri lanka in 2017.
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2. Martin Guptill- 237*
The 2015 World Cup saw New Zealand playing the World Cup final for the first time. In the same tournament, Martin Guptill displayed his terrific ball striking capabilities to score 237* against West Indies.
3. Virender Sehwag- 219
Even before the T20 cricket started to spread its base, the fearless player had started to give quick starts to the Indian team. He finally hit a double hundred during his innings of 219 in the 2011 World Cup match against Bangladesh, and helped the team to start the tournament with a win.
4. Chris Gayle- 215
The Universe Boss had that ability to play long innings at a fast pace. His ability to clear boundaries were second to none, and has been one of the best limited over batter of all time. He became the first player to hit a double century in ODI World Cup (2015) by scoring 215 against Zimbabwe.
5. Fakhar Zaman-210*
One of the most flamboyant players of Pakistan cricket, left handed Fakhar Zaman is a sweet timer of the cricket ball and can use the long handle well. He scored an unbeaten 210 against Zimbabwe in 2018, and broke the record of previous best of 194 by Saeed Anwar, a former Pakistani player.
6. Sachin Tendulkar- 200*
The master blaster is often called as the ‘God of Cricket‘, due to his unmatched batting prowess and consistency. Sachin Tendulkar was the first ever player to hit a double century in international cricket, when he amassed an unbeaten 200 against South Africa in 2010.
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