The cornerstones of world cricket have always been Asian nations. In the coming days, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka will square off in the opening encounter of the tournament in the United Arab Emirates. However, Sri Lanka has lots of good memories in the Asia Cup as there batsmen in the past have made lots of records. In this article, we will tell you about the best batting figures in Asia Cup so far.
Best batting figures in Asia Cup
The skipper of the Indian cricket team, Rohit Sharma, now ranks among the top five run scorers in the Asia Cup. Rohit Sharma has played in 27 matches during the Asia Cup, recording 883 runs at an average of 42.04 runs per game. Rohit’s highest score was 111*, which he earned at the Asia Cup. He has scored seven half-centuries and one century so far.
One of Pakistan’s most recognizable and accomplished players is Shoaib Malik. On our list of best batting figures in Asia Cup, he is presently placed fourth. In 21 games, he has played, scoring 907 runs at an average of 64.78. Malik is one of the Asia Cup’s leading scorer with four centuries and three half-centuries. His highest score in the Asia Cup is 143.
Number three on our list is the master blaster Sachin Tendulkar, who is regarded as a god of the game by the cricketing world. Throughout the 23 matches he played in for the Asia Cup, Sachin scored 971 runs at an average of 51.10 runs per game. Two centuries and seven half-centuries, have been scored by Sachin in the Asia Cup. In the tournament, he scored a 114 as his best score.
In second place on our list of best batting figures in Asia Cup is Kumar Sangakkara, a former left-handed batsman for Sri Lanka and one of the greatest players in history. Sangakkara has 1075 runs after 24 matches in the Asia Cup. In the Asia Cup, he now bats at a 48.86 average. He has four century and eight half-centuries to his credit in the Asia Cup. His personal best in the Asia Cup is 121.
The finest is without a doubt Sanath Jayasuriya, a former opening batsman for Sri Lanka who has since retired but is regarded as one of the game’s most powerful batsman. One of the most ruthless batsman to ever play the game is Jayasuriya.
He now owns the Asia Cup record for most runs ever scored. He has played 25 games and has amassed 1220 runs in the Asia Cup, scoring 53.04 runs per game on average. Jayasuriya has amassed a total of 6 centuries and 3 half-centuries during the competition’s history. He has never won the Asia Cup with a higher score than 130.