Most Double Centuries in Ranji Trophy History

Prolific batter, Paras Dogra holds the record for scoring the most double centuries in the history of Ranji Trophy.

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Most Double Centuries in Ranji Trophy History

Paras Dogra is the player with the most double centuries in the Ranji Trophy Image - X

Ranji Trophy was founded as the 'Cricket Championship of India' at a meeting of the Board of Control for Cricket in India in July 1934. The first Ranji Trophy fixtures took place in the 1934–35 season. Mumbai are the most successful state in Ranji's history, winning 41 titles, including 15 consecutive trophies between 1958 and 1973. Scoring Double Century is not anyone's cup of tea. But some incredible batters have mastered the art of scoring double centuries. It's time, we look at the batters with the most double centuries in Ranji Trophy History.

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Top Five batters with the Most Double Centuries in Ranji Trophy History

Himachal Pradesh's batter Paras Dogra was one of the highest run-getters in FC cricket during the mid-2000s. He has struck the most double centuries (9) in the Ranji Trophy history.

The 39-year-old made his Ranji debut in the 2001-02 edition and last played in the 2023 edition, where he played for Pondicherry. In 80 Ranji matches, he has scored 6,466 runs with 25 tons and 17 fifties, including nine 200s.

Most Double Centuries in Ranji Trophy - Cheteshwar Pujara  Image - X
Most Double Centuries in Ranji Trophy - Cheteshwar Pujara Image - X

The Saurashtra legend played his first Ranji match against Vidarbha back in 2005 and since has slammed eight double-tons, including two triple centuries and 12 centuries in the Ranji Trophy. Pujara was leveled with Mukund in terms of scoring the most double centuries in the Ranji Trophy. He climbed up to the 2nd spot after the double century against Jharkhand in the Ranji Trophy 2024 opener.

With his eighth Ranji double-century, the 35-year-old also achieved a unique record of leveling with Herbert Sutcliffe and Mark Ramprakash for the most (17) 200s in first-class cricket, in the fourth position. He is now behind Donald Bradman, Wally Hammond, and Elias Henry Hendren.

Most Double Centuries in Ranji Trophy - Abhinav Mukund  Image - BCCI
Most Double Centuries in Ranji Trophy - Abhinav Mukund Image - BCCI

Abhinav Mukund comes in third place with seven double-tons in the Ranji Trophy. The left-handed opener showed his class on his debut Ranji knock, slamming a magnificent 100. Mukund made his India debut in 2011 and finished his first-class career in 2020 after representing the state in 64 Ranji matches, slamming 4,117 runs with 12 centuries and 17 fifties, with a highest score of 240.

Delhi's Ajay Sharma could not blossom for India for his off-the-field activities. During his 17-year-old first-class career, Sharma played for Delhi and Himachal Pradesh, slamming as many as seven Ranji Trophy double-centuries, which came in 85 matches, amassing 7,319 runs, with 31 tons and 20 fifties.

During the 1996-97 Ranji season, Ajay Sharma became the third player to score 1,000 runs in a single season. However, he was involved in match-fixing which led to the BCCI life banning the cricketer in 2000.

Most Double Centuries in Ranji Trophy - Manoj Tiwary  Image - X
Most Double Centuries in Ranji Trophy - Manoj Tiwary Image - X

Manoj Tiwary made his Ranji Trophy debut in 2004 and showcased his potential, which gained recognition all over in first-class cricket. Tiwary, who made a notable return to Ranji last year for one more season, represented Bengal for 19 years and registered six double-hundred in 79 matches, scoring 5,090 runs with 11 tons and 30 half-centuries.

The former Bengal captain played 12 ODI and three T20I for India between 2008 and 2015 but hasn't gotten enough chances to build an international career upon it. He can be considered as one of the unluckiest batsmen in the history of India, not for scoring runs and breaking records but if a cricket fan follows him regularly how he runs the game.

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