Highest Run Scorer in Asia Cup 2023: Discover Who Leads in Runs

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Highest Run Scorer in Asia Cup 2023

Sri Lanka’s explosive opener Sanat Jayasuriya (now retired) became the highest run scorer in Asia Cup history with 1,220 points in 25 matches. Among active players, Rohit Sharma tops the list with 830 points, followed by Bangladeshi Mushfiqur Rahim with 737 points.

The 2023 Asian Cup will be hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka and will be an intercontinental event for all cricketing countries in Asia (related countries such as India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan). To lead your nation to the championship and score the most runs with the bat is a source of immense pride. So who is the highest run scorer in Asian Cup history?

Highest Run Scorer in Asia Cup 2023

Najmul Hossain Shanto is the highest run scorer in Asia Cup 2023 so far with 193 runs in two games, the best of which was 104 against Afghanistan.

PlayerRunsHighest Score100s50s
Najmul Hossain Shanto (BAN)193104 vs AFG11
Babar Azam (PAK)168151 vs NEP10
Mehidy Hasan Miraz (BAN)117112 vs AFG10
Hashmatullah Shahidi (AFG)11059 vs SL02
Iftikhar Ahmed (PAK)109109 vs NEP10
Highest Run Scorer in Asia Cup 2023

Top 10 batsmen who scored most runs in Asia Cup (ODI)

Highest Run Scorer in Asia Cup 2023
Highest Run Scorer in Asia Cup 2023

The top 10 run scorers in the history of the 50-over Asia Cup are highlighted below.

PlayerTeamMatchesRunsHighest Score100s50s
Sanath JayasuriyaSri Lanka251220130 vs BAN (2008)63
Kumar SangakkaraSri Lanka241075121 vs BAN (2008)48
Sachin TendulkarIndia23971114 vs BAN (2012)27
Rohit SharmaIndia24830111 vs PAK (2018)17
Mushfiqur RahimBangladesh24801144 vs SL (2018)23
Shoaib MalikPakistan17786143 vs IND (2004)33
Arjuna RanatungaSri Lanka19741121 vs IND (1997)16
Mahela JayawardeneSri Lanka2867478 vs IND (2012)07
MS DhoniIndia19648109 vs  HK (2008)13
Aravinda de SilvaSri Lanka2464596 vs BAN (2000)04
Highest Run Scorer in Asia Cup 2023

1) Sanath Jayasuriya (1220 runs): Sri Lanka

For the Asia Cup, Sanath Jayasuriya currently holds the record for most runs scored. With 1220 runs in 25 games, including 6 centuries and 3 fifty-pluses, he tops the leaderboard. He participated in every Asia Cup from the 1990 edition and has the most centuries (six) in the competition’s history.

2) Kumar Sangakkara (1075 runs): Sri Lanka

The second-most runs scored in the Asia Cup are all by Kumar Sangakkara. He has been a great batsman for Sri Lanka and a reliable run scorer. From 2004 to 2014, Sangakkara participated in 5 editions, scoring 1075 runs in 24 games, including 4 hundreds and 8 half-centuries.  

3) Sachin Tendulkar (971 runs): India

The God of Cricket, Sachin Tendulkar, has scored the third-most runs in Asia Cup history. He participated in the Asia Cup from 1990 to 2012 and led India in runs scored there. In 23 games, Sachin has scored 971 runs at an average of 51.10, with 2 centuries and 7 fifty-plus scores.  

4) Rohit Sharma (830 runs): India

Rohit Sharma, the captain of India, has scored the most runs overall throughout the Asia Cup. He competed from 2008 until 2023, scoring 830 runs in 24 games (a 48.82 average) during that time. When India last won the Asia Cup in 2018, he served as the team’s captain.

5) Mushfiqur Rahim (801 runs): Bangladesh

Only Mushfiqur Rahim represents Bangladesh among the top 10 batters in terms of runs scored during an Asia Cup. His outstanding average of 36.40 and strike rate of 84.22 allowed him to score 801 runs in 24 matches while competing in every Asia Cup from 2008 to 2023. Against Sri Lanka in 2018, he achieved his highest score of 144. 

Highest Run Scorer in Asia Cup T20

The Asia Cup has included the top Asian teams since 1984. A multi-nation competition of this nature is organized every two years. Initial matches were played in the ODI format, but after the T20 was introduced, matches were played in the 20-over format. The first of two was the 20-over edition, which happened in 2016.

India won the first tournament, and Sri Lanka won the second one, which took place in 2022. This article lists the highest run scorers in the Asia Cup T20 tournaments. Virat Kohli, the top batsman, has an important advantage over the batsman in second place. So let’s look into it.

PlayerSpanMatchesRunsHighest Score100s50s
Virat Kohli (IND)2016-202210429122*13
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)2022-2022628178*03
Rohit Sharma (IND)2016-2022927183*02
Babar Hayat (HKG)2016-20225235122*11
Ibrahim Zadran (AFG)2022-2022519664*01

1. Virat Kohli (India)

Similar to the T20 Asia Cup, Virat Kohli has amassed the highest runs in T20 international competition. He took part in both T20 Asia Cup tournaments. Virat has scored 429 runs in nine innings at a fantastic average of 85.80 and a strike rate of 132. A century and three half-centuries have been broken by him. His greatest performance, 122 not out, came in the 2022 match against Afghanistan.

2. Mohammad Rizwan (Pakistan)

Mohammad Rizwan, the top wicketkeeper for Pakistan, is listed second. The top batter, who has only competed in the 2016 season, led that league in scoring. He assisted his squad in reaching the championship round. With three half-centuries and a top of 78 not out, Rizwan scored 281 runs in six innings at an average of 56.20 and a strike rate of

3. Rohit Sharma (India) 

One of the top scorers in the shorter format has been Rohit Sharma. Everywhere he has scored runs. He has participated in nine games of the T20 Asia Cup and scored 271 runs with an average of 30.11 and a strike rate of 141.14. With a high score of 83, Rohit has scored two half-centuries.

4. Babar Hayat (Hong Kong) 

Babar Hayat may not be a familiar face to many of you, yet his name is on this list. He actually became the first player to score 100 points in the T20 Asia Cup. He made five appearances, participated in five games, drove in 235 runs, struck out 146.87 percent of the time, and batted 47 times each game. Babar scored a maximum of 122 and a century and fifty against Oman in 2016.

5. Ibrahim Zadran (Afghanistan)

Ibrahim Zadran, the Afghanistan team’s opener in 2022, was in great form and contributed runs to his team. He played in one T20 game, scoring 196 runs in five innings at an amazing average of 65.33 and strike rate of 104.25. His 64 not out was his greatest effort.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. In Asia Cup 2022, who has scored the most runs?

Answer. In order to prepare for the 2022 T20 World Cup, the Asia Cup 2022 was contested in the T20 format. The most runs were scored by Mohammad Rizwan of Pakistan (281 runs in 6 games at an average of 56.60).

2. In the T20 Asia Cup, who has scored the most runs?

Answer. The Asia Cup (T20 format) run leader is India’s Virat Kohli. In 10 games, he has scored 429 runs at an average of 85.80, with a top score of 122* against Afghanistan in 2022.

3. Who has scored the most runs for India in the Asia Cup?

Answer. Sachin Tendulkar is the Indian player who scored the most runs in the Asia Cup. He has 971 runs scored at an average of 51.10 in 23 games. During the 2012 Asia Cup, he struck his 100th international century against Bangladesh.

4. Who has scored the most runs in an Asia Cup tournament?

Answer. The Asia Cup record for most runs scored (378) in a single competition is held by Sanath Jayasuriya (in 2008). Arjuna Ranatunga, a former captain of Sri Lanka, is the only player to have appeared three times (1986, 1990–1991 and 1997) on the list of top run scorers in a single Asia Cup edition.

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