Asia Cup is a very important tournament for Asian nations as it acts as a preparatory tournament for the World Cups. In every edition of the Asia Cup, we have seen some of the top-class batting performances from players from bat and ball both. In this article, we will see the top 5 highest run-scorers in the history of the Asia Cup.
#5 Rohit Sharma
Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma is the fifth-highest run-scorer in Asia Cup. Rohit Sharma has played 22 matches in the Asia Cup in which he has scored 745 runs with an average of 46.56. Rohit has 1 century and 6 half-centuries in Asia Cup and his highest score is 111*.
#4 Shoaib Malik
Pakistan’s legendary and one of the most experienced players, Shoaib Malik is at No.4 on our list. In 17 matches he has scored 786 runs with an average of 65.50. Malik has 3 centuries and 3 half-centuries in Asia Cup. His highest score in the tournament is 143.
#3 Sachin Tendulkar
The legend of cricket and also known as the god of cricket, Sachin Tendulkar of India is at No.3 on our list. Sachin played 23 matches in the Asia Cup in which he scored 971 runs with an average of 51.10. Sachin has 2 centuries and 7 half-centuries in Asia Cup and his highest score in the tournament is 114.
#2 Kumar Sangakkara
Former Sri Lankan left-handed batsmen and one of the all-time greats, Kumar Sangakkara is at No.2 on our list. Sangakkara has 1075 runs in 26 matches of the Asia Cup. His batting average in Asia Cup is 48.86. He also has 4 centuries and 8 half-centuries in Asia Cup. His highest score in Asia Cup is 121.
#1 Sanath Jayasuriya
The formerly retired opening batsman of Sri Lanka, Sanath Jayasuriya who is also one of the most destructive batsmen in the history of the game is at the No.1 spot on our list. He is the all-time highest run-scorer in Asia Cup. In 25 matches of the Asia Cup, he has scored 1220 runs with an average of 53.04. Jayasuriya has 6 centuries and 3 half-centuries in the tournament’s history. His highest score in Asia Cup is 130.