Most Runs In Asia Cup 2023
Here we are presenting to you the list of players with most runs in Asia Cup: Asia Cup is one of the biggest cricket tournaments in the world. It is also the only continental championship on the planet. Organised by the Asian Cricket Council (ACC), the tournament was started in the year 1984.
The first edition was played in the United Arab Emirates with three participating teams - India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Asia Cup began as an ODI tournament but later the organisers decided to conduct it in the T20I format too. The format of the competition now depends on the upcoming ICC event. The first T20I edition of the tournament was played in 2016.
Team India won the inaugural edition of the Asia Cup in the ODI as well as the T20I format. India are also the most successful side in the history of the competition, having won it seven times. They are followed by Sri Lanka who have won it six times while Pakistan have won the Asia Cup twice. Apart from India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, no other team has managed to win the Asia Cup so far.
Most runs in Asia Cup:
Over the years, the Asia Cup has been graced by some legendary batsmen who have left their mark by scoring runs consistently in the continental championship. So here we are seeing the players who have scored most runs in the Asia Cup in both the formats.
Talking about Asia Cup most runs in ODIs, the record is held by former Sri Lanka batsman Sanath Jayasuriya who scored 1220 runs in 24 innings. He is followed by his compatriot Kumar Sangakkara who scored 1075 runs in 23 innings. Jayasuriya and Sangakkara are the only players who have scored more than 1000 runs in Asia Cup. The duo are followed by Sachin Tendulkar, Shoaib Malik and Rohit Sharma in the top five.
Most runs in Asia Cup (ODI) list:
Talking about Asia Cup most runs in the T20I format, India star Virat Kohli holds the record. The former India skipper has scored 429 runs in the continental championship so far. He is followed by Pakistan's Mohammad Rizwan, Rohit Sharma, Babar Hayat and Ibrahim Zadran.