Most Runs in Asia Cup
Most Runs in Asia Cup From 1984 to 2022
The Asia Cup, a continental championship in cricket has provided thrilling encounters between Asian countries since its inception in 1984. Played in both ODI and T20 International formats, tournament showcases mastery of teams from this region.
With 1220 runs Sanath Jayasurya is the highest run getter in the Asia Cup. Read this article and find out the full list of players with most runs in Asia Cup history.
List of Most Runs in Asia Cup ODIs
|Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)||1220||24||130||3/6|
|Kumar Sangakkara (SL)||1075||23||121||8/4|
|Sachin Tendulkar (IND)||971||21||114||7/2|
|Shoaib Malik (PAK)||786||15||143||3/3|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||745||21||111*||6/1|
|Arjuna Ranatunga (SL)||741||19||131*||6/1|
|Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)||699||21||144||2/2|
|Mahela Jayawardene (SL)||674||28||78||7/0|
|MS Dhoni (IND)||648||19||109*||3/1|
|Aravinda de Silva (SL)||645||24||96*||0/4|
List of Most Runs in Asia Cup T20s
|Virat Kohli (IND)||429||9||122*||3/1|
|Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)||281||6||78*||3/0|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||271||9||83||2/0|
|Babar Hayat (HKG)||235||5||122||1/1|
|Ibrahim Zadran (AFG)||196||5||64*||1/0|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa (SL)||191||6||71*||1/0|
|Sabbir Rahman (BAN)||181||6||80||1/0|
|Muhammad Usman (UAE)||176||7||46||0/0|
|Najibullah Zadran (AFG)||176||8||60*||1/0|
|Pathum Nissanka (SL)||173||6||55*||2/0|
Most Runs in Asia Cup 2022
|Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)||6*||281||78*|
|Virat Kohli (INDIA)||5||276||122*|
|Ibrahim Zadran (AFG)||5||196||64*|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa (SL)||6*||191||71*|
|P Nissanka (SL)||6*||173||55*|
|Kusal Mendis (SL)||6*||155||60|
|Rahmanullah Gurbaz (AFG)||5||152||84|
|Suryakumar Yadav (INDIA)||5||139||68*|
|Rohit Sharma (INDIA)||4||133||72|
|KL Rahul (INDIA)||5||132||62|
Top 10 Players with Most Runs in Asia Cup 2018
|Shikhar Dhawan (IND)||5||342||78*|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||5||317||111|
|Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN)||5||302||144|
|Mohammad Shahzad (AFG)||5||268||124|
|Hashmatullah Shahidi (AFG)||5||263||97|
|Shoaib Malik (PAK)||5||211||78|
|Litton Das (BAN)||6||181||121|
|Ambati Rayudu (IND)||6||175||60|
|Babar Azam (PAK)||5||156||66|
Over the years several players have left mark on competition by accumulating most runs in Asia Cup. Let’s take a look at some of the highest run-scorers in each edition of the Asia Cup from 1984 to 2022:
- Surinder Khanna – Ind (1984):
In the inaugural edition of the Asia Cup held in 1984, Surinder Khanna emerged as the top scorer with an impressive tally of 107 runs. His contribution was vital for India as he became only player to surpass century mark during that three-team tournament.
- Arjuna Ranatunga – SL (1986):
Arjuna Ranatunga showcased his batting prowess by becoming Asia Cup’s highest run-scorer in its second edition held in 1986. With a total of 105 runs, including one fifty, Ranatunga played a crucial role for Sri Lanka.
- Ijaz Ahmed – Pak (1988):
The third edition witnessed Ijaz Ahmed from Pakistan leading with an outstanding performance scoring 192 runs, including one century across three matches. He had displayed ability to dominate opposition bowlers and contributed significantly to Pakistan’s success.
- Arjuna Ranatunga – SL (1990/91):
Creating history once again, Arjuna Ranatunga became Asia Cup’s highest run-scorer for a second time during this edition with an astounding total of 166 runs. This achievement had solidified reputation as one of Sri Lanka’s finest batsman.
- Sachin Tendulkar – Ind (1995):
In 1995, the legendary Sachin Tendulkar left permanent mark on Asia Cup by becoming its highest run-scorer with remarkable tally of 205 runs. This feat made him first-ever batsman in tournament’s history to surpass 200-run milestone in single edition.
- Arjuna Ranatunga – SL (1997):
Arjuna Ranatunga continued his dominance in Asia Cup, securing his third title as the highest run-scorer during this edition with an impressive total of 272 runs, including one century and two fifties.
- Mohammad Yousuf – Pak (2000):
Mohammad Yousuf became another prominent name on this list when he finished as Asia Cup’s top scorer in 2000 with a commendable total of 295 runs, averaging over 147 across five matches.
- Shoaib Malik – Pak (2004):
Shoaib Malik showcased his batting prowess during the 2004 edition, accumulating 316 runs throughout five games and cementing his place as Asia Cup’s highest run-scorer that year.
- Sanath Jayasuriya – SL (2008):
The evergreen cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya demonstrated his class once again by finishing as Asia Cup’s leading run-scorer in 2008, amassing a staggering 378 runs, including two centuries and one fifty.
- Shahid Afridi – Pak (2010):
The explosive all-rounder Shahid Afridi took center stage during the 2010 edition, emerging as Asia Cup’s highest run-getter with an impressive tally of 265 runs, providing crucial contributions for Pakistan throughout their campaign.
- Virat Kohli – Ind (2012):
Virat Kohli, one of the modern-day batting greats, left his mark on the Asia Cup in 2012 as he topped the run-scoring charts with a magnificent total of 357 runs, including two centuries and one fifty.
- Lahiru Thirimanne – SL (2014):
In 2014, Lahiru Thirimanne showcased his batting prowess by finishing as Asia Cup’s highest run-scorer with an impressive total of 279 runs, including two centuries.
- Sabbir Rahman – Bangladesh (2016):
The 2016 edition witnessed Sabbir Rahman becoming the first player from Bangladesh to be crowned Asia Cup’s leading run-scorer. He contributed significantly to team’s success by accumulating 176 runs throughout five games.
- Shikhar Dhawan – Ind (2018):
Shikhar Dhawan provided stellar performances during the 2018 edition, securing his position at the top of the run-scoring charts with an outstanding tally of 342 runs, cementing India’s dominance in that tournament.
- Mohammad Rizwan – Pak (2022):
In the most recent edition held in 2022, Mohammad Rizwan emerged as Asia Cup’s highest run-scorer with an impressive total of 281 runs across six innings for Pakistan. His consistent performances were instrumental in guiding team to success.
- Who had scored most runs in Asia Cup 2022?
Mohammad Rizwan had scored 281 runs in 6 matches.
- Who has individual highest score in Asia Cup batting?
Virat Kohli had scored 183 runs against Pakistan in 2012.
- Which country is the king of Asia Cup?
India is the most successful team with seven titles (six in ODI and one T20I).
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