After India, Sri Lanka is the most successful team in the history of the Asia Cup. Sri Lanka has won the cup 5 times and this time they will host the 15th edition of the cup. Sri Lanka was always blessed with the brilliant player and their most successful run in the cup was in the 2000s when they were blessed with some world-class batsmen. So, in this article, we will see the top 5 highest run scorers for Sri Lanka in Asia Cup.
#5 Aravinda de Silva
Former Sri Lankan batsman, Aravinda de Silva has played 25 matches in Asia Cup and scored 645 runs with an average of 32.25 with 4 half centuries. Aravinda de Silva is the 5th highest run scorer for Sri Lanka in Asia Cup.
#4 Mahela Jayawardene
Former Sri Lankan legendary batsman, Mahela Jayawardene is at No.4 on our list. Jayawardene has scored 674 runs in 28 matches with an average of 29.30 with 7 half-centuries in the Asia Cup. He was a very important member of the Sri Lankan team.
#3 Arjuna Ranatunga
Former Sri Lankan world cup winning captain, Arjuna Ranatunga has amazing records in Asia Cup. He has played only 19 matches in the cup where he scored 741 runs with an average of 57.0. he also has 1 century and 6 half centuries in the cup.
#2 Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara is not only Sri Lanka’s second highest run scorer but he is also the second highest run scorer in Asia Cup’s history. Sangakkara was one of the best of his time and in the Asia cup, he played 24 matches and scored 1075 runs with an average of 48.86. Sangakkara also has 4 centuries and 8 half centuries in Asia Cup.
#1 Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya won Sri Lanka 4 out of 5 Asia Cups and he was the best batsman for Sri Lanka in the cup. Jayasuriya is also the all-time highest run scorer in Asia Cup history which also makes him the top scorer for Sri Lanka in Asia Cup. He has scored 1220 runs in 25 matches with an average of 53.04 including 6 centuries and 3 half centuries.