Best Bowling Figures in Asia Cup history

Best Bowling Figures in Asia Cup history
Best Bowling Figures in Asia Cup history

Asia Cup is played in both ODI and T20 format according to the type of world cup in that particular year. In this article, we will see the 5 best bowling figures of each T20 Asia Cup and ODI Asia Cup. Although if we rank 5 best out of them then all 5 are from ODIs.

ODI Asia Cup

#5 Muttiah Muralitharan

Murali took 5 wickets and gave only 31 runs in his spell against Bangladesh in the 2008 Asia Cup which is 5th best in ODI Asia Cup.

#4 Ajantha Mendis

Another Sri Lankan legend, Ajantha Mendis took 5 wickets and gave only 22 runs in his spell against UAE in the 2008 Asia Cup. 

#3 Arshad Ayub

Former Indian spinner, Arshad Ayub took 5 wickets and gave only 21 runs in his spell against Pakistan in the 1988 Asia Cup which is 3rd best bowling figure in Asia Cup’s history.

#2 Aaqib Javed

Former Pakistani fast bowler, Aaqib Javed registered a bowling figure of 5/19 against India in the 1995 Asia Cup which is 2nd best in the tournament’s history.

#1 Ajantha Mendis

Ajantha Mendis appeared for the second time on our list and this time he is at No.1 for his exceptional spell against India in the 2008 Asia Cup where he took 6 wickets and gave only 13 runs in his spell.

Also Read: Top 5 highest wicket-takers in the Asia Cup history

T20 Asia Cup

#5 Nuwan Kulasekara

Former Sri Lankan fast bowler, Nuwan Kulasekara took 3 wickets and gave only 10 runs in his spell against UAE in the 2016 Asia Cup.

#4 Hardik Pandya

Indian all-rounder, Hardik Pandya took 3 wickets and gave only 8 runs in his spell against Pakistan in the 2016 Asia Cup.

#3 Aamir Kaleem

Aamir Kaleem who is an Omani cricketer took 4 wickets and gave 36 runs against UAE in the 2016 Asia Cup.

#2 Lasith Malinga

Former Sri Lankan legendary fast bowler Lasith Malinga took 4 wickets and gave 26 runs in his spell against UAE in the 2016 Asia Cup.

#1 Mohammad Nabi

Afghanistan’s all-rounder, Mohammad Nabi has the best bowling figure in T20 Asia Cup which came against Hong Kong in 2016 where he took 4 wickets and gave only 17 runs in his spell.