Asian Cup 2023: Asia Cup..must say it is prestigious for our continent. Teams from India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and Afgh.stan are participating in this tournament in Asia Cup. The tournament will be held from 31 August to 17 September. Actually, this entire tournament was to be held in Pakistan, but due to security reasons, this time the Asia Cup will be held in two countries. 9 matches including the final will be played in Sri Lanka. The remaining 4 matches will be played in Pakistan.

India has won the Asia Cup 7 times so far. Sri Lanka has won the cup 6 times in 15 editions. However.. who has scored the most runs in Asia Cup so far.. it is not Sachin Tendulkar, Inzamam-ul-Haq, Saeed Anwar, Kumar Sangakkara or Sourav Ganguly. In fact not even the modern legends like MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma.

Talking about it.. The highest run scorer in the Asia Cup tournament so far is former Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya. Jayasuriya, the top-order batsman of the Lankan team, has played 24 innings so far. He has scored a total of 1,220 runs. He also achieved this feat with an average of 53.04 and a strike rate of 102.52. There are 6 centuries and 3 half-centuries in it.


Significantly, the second highest run scorer in the Asia Cup mega tournament is also a Sri Lankan player. He is former veteran Kumar Sangakkara. Kumar Sangakkara scored 1,075 runs in 23 innings and became the second highest run scorer in the Asia Cup tournament. After this, Team India cricket legend Sachin Tendulkar is in the third place. Sachin played 21 innings in this tournament and scored 971 runs.

There is only one name from Pakistan in the top 5 batsmen who scored the most runs in Asia Cup, Shoaib Malik. Shoaib scored 786 runs in 15 innings. Roshan Sharma has also got a place in the top 5 score list. Rohit scored 754 runs in 21 innings in this mega tournament.

And when it comes to our King Kohli.. Kohli who played 10 innings.. scored 613 runs at an average of 61.30. However, it is worth noting that Kohli is not in the list of top 10 highest run-scorers in the Asia Cup. Our Mahendra Singh Dhoni has scored 648 runs in 16 innings and is at 9th position.


And when the real thing comes.. then the player who has the chance to break Jayasuriya’s record.. Rohit Sharma. Rohit will have to score 476 more runs to break Jayasuriya’s record. We will have to wait for the tournament to see if it will hold true this time or not!

Rahul Dev

Cricket Jounralist at Newsdesk

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