Asia Cup is back after four long years and Asian cricket fans missed this tournament so much as they get to see their favourite stars playing. Asia Cup is never an easy tournament with emerging of new teams in every edition it has now become one of the most-watched international tournaments in cricket. In this article, we will see an interesting fact of who are the top 5 highest wicket-takers in the history of the Asia Cup.
#5 Chaminda Vaas
Chaminda Vaas was a former retired Sri Lankan left-arm fast bowler. He was one of the most successful bowlers of his time. In Asia Cup, he is the fifth-highest wicket-taker with 23 wickets in 19 matches with an economy of 4.19. his best bowling figure in Asia Cup was 3/30.
#4 Saeed Ajmal
One of Pakistan’s best spinners, Saeed Ajmal is the fourth-highest wicket-taker in the Asia Cup. Ajmal played 12 matches in Asia Cup and took 25 wickets with an economy of 4.21. Ajmal’s best bowling figure in the tournament was 3/26.
#4 Ajantha Mendis
Ajantha Mendis was Sri Lanka’s one of the most successful limited-overs bowlers. He was a top performer for the Sri Lankan team in the late 2000s. In 8 matches of the Asia Cup, he took 26 wickets with an economy of 3.98. his best bowling figure was 6/13. Mendis also has 2 five wickets and 2 four wickets haul in Asia Cup.
#2 Lasith Malinga
This list is full of Sri Lankan bowlers and we got another legend of Sri Lankan cricket, Lasith Malinga. One of the best of his time Malinga was big trouble for batsmen. In 14 matches of the Asia Cup, he took 29 wickets with an economy of 4.65. Malinga has 3 five wickets and 1 four-wicket hauls in Asia Cup with the best bowling figure of 5/34.
#1 Muttiah Muralitharan
The spin wizard and all-time great, Muttiah Muralitharan is the highest wicket-taker in the history of the Asia Cup. He is also the fourth Sri Lankan bowler to feature in our list. In 24 matches of the Asia Cup, he took 30 wickets with an economy of 3.75. Murli also has 1 five-wicket and 1 four-wicket haul in Asia Cup. His best bowling figure in the tournament was 5/31.