Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers in every edition

The 2023 Asia Cup is all set to start from 30th August but before that, let's see the highest run scorers in every edition of Asia Cup.

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The Asia Cup is a men's One Day International (50 overs) and Twenty20 International cricket (20 overs) tournament. Only Asian countries take part in the continental championship. Asia Cup is the only continental championship in cricket. The tournament was first played in 1984, a year after the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) was formed. Originally, it was scheduled to be held every two years. Later, it was held every four years. ICC announced that Asia Cup events from 2016 would be played on a rotation basis between ODI and T20I formats. It will be decided on the basis of the upcoming ICC events. Batsmen are one of the reasons behind a team's success. In this article, We'll talk about the highest run scorers of every edition of Asia Cup.

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Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

The 2023 edition will be played in ODI format as the next ICC event will be the ODI World Cup. India, with seven titles (six ODI and one T20I), is the most successful team in the tournament. Sri Lanka is the second most successful team, with six, while Pakistan have won two titles.

The Asia Cup has been held a total of 15 times so far. Sri Lanka is the only team to appear in all the editions so far. On the other hand, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have played in 14 editions. India boycotted the 1986 edition due to poor relations with Sri Lanka. Later, Pakistan boycotted the 1990/91 edition due to strained political relations with India.

Talking about the Asia Cup's highest run-scorers, we'll have a look at the edition-wise highest run-scorers. In the inaugural edition, India's Surinder Khanna topped the list of Asia Cup's most runs after scoring 107 runs. He was the only player to score more than 100 runs in the three-team competition.

1984 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

Player Matches Innings Runs Average SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Surinder Khanna 2 2 107 107 75.88 56 0 2 9 2
Zaheer Abbas 2 2 74 37 65.48 47 0 0 3 2
Roy Dias 2 2 62 62 50.81 57* 0 1 1 0
Mohsin Khan 2 2 62 31.71 31 35 0 0 3 0
Ghulam Parkar 2 2 54 54 43.9 32* 0 0 5 0

1986 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

Player Matches Innings NO Runs Average SR HS 100 50
Arjuna Ranatunga 3 3 1 105 52.5 92.1 57 0 1
Javed Miandad 3 3 0 91 30.33 61.48 67 0 1
Mohsin Khan 3 3 0 74 24.66 64.91 39 0 0
Brendon Kuruppu 3 3 0 67 22.33 59.29 34 0 0
Aravinda de Silva 3 2 0 64 32 66.66 52 0 1
Shaheedur Rahman 2 2 0 62 31 57.41 37 0 0

1988 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

Player Matches Innings NO Runs Average SR HS 100 50 0
Ijaz Ahmed 3 3 1 192 96 103.78 124* 1 1 0
Navjot Sidhu 4 4 1 179 59.66 77.82 76 0 3 0
Moin-ul-Atiq 2 2 0 143 71.5 79 105 1 0 0
Athula Samarasekera 4 4 1 140 46.66 75.67 66 0 1 0
Aravinda de Silva 4 3 0 135 45 107.14 69 0 1 0

1990/91 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

In the 1990/91 edition, Arjuna Ranatunga became the first-ever batsman to top the run-scoring charts for the second time.

Player Matches Innings NO Runs Average SR HS 100 50
Arjuna Ranatunga 3 3 1 166 83 73.45 64* 0 2
Navjot Singh Sidhu 3 3 1 144 72 81.45 104* 1 0
Aravinda de Silva 3 3 0 126 42 120 89 0 1
Athar Ali Khan 2 2 1 122 122 71.34 78* 0 1
Sanjay Manjrekar 3 3 2 112 112 65.88 75* 0 1
Abdul Qadir 3 3 6 26 17 3.92 3/27 0 0

1995 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

Sachin Tendulkar became the first-ever batsman to score 200 or more runs in a single edition of the competition.

Player Matches Innings Runs Average SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Sachin Tendulkar 4 4 205 68.33 109.62 112* 1 0 30 2
Navjot Singh Sidhu 4 4 197 98.5 80.4 84* 0 3 19 0
Inzamam-ul-Haq 3 3 190 95 86.75 88 0 2 11 3
Sanath Jayasuriya 4 4 134 33.5 87.01 51 0 1 20 1
Manoj Prabhakar 4 4 122 40.66 64.89 60 0 2 12 0

1997 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

In 1997, Arjun Ranatunga emerged as the highest run-scorer for the record third time.

Player Matches Innings Runs Average SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Arjuna Ranatunga 4 4 272 136 88.02 131* 1 2 29 3
Marvan Atapattu 4 4 255 85 73.91 84* 0 3 18 1
Sanath Jayasuriya 4 4 204 51 115.25 108 1 1 23 6
Mohammad Azharuddin 4 3 185 185 82.22 81* 0 2 8 4
Athar Ali Khan 3 3 157 52.33 62.3 82 12/30 1 17 2

2000 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

In 2000, Mohammad Yousuf became the second Pakistan batsman to finish the Asia Cup as the highest run-scorer.

Player Matches Innings Runs Average SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Mohammad Yousuf 4 4 295 147.5 73.75 100* 1 2 23 4
Marvan Atapattu 4 4 245 81.66 72.27 100 1 1 18 1
Sanath Jayasuriya 4 4 183 45.75 87.55 105 1 0 23 0
Inzamam-ul-Haq 4 4 175 87.5 109.37 75* 0 2 16 3
Sourav Ganguly 3 3 156 78 92.85 135* 1 0 9 7

2004 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

In 2004, former Pakistan skipper Shoaib Malik was the highest run-scorer, scoring 316 runs in 5 games.

Player Matches Runs SR 4s 6s
Shoaib Malik 5 316 100.32 36 3
Sanath Jayasuriya 5 293 91.85 29 2
Sachin Tendulkar 6 281 72.42 30 2
Sourav Ganguly 6 244 60.55 20 4
Avishka Gunawardene 6 227 59.89 21 1

2008 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

In 2008, former Sri Lanka skipper Sanath Jayasuriya finished the competition as the highest run-scorer. The legendary cricketer scored 378 runs with the help of 2 centuries and a fifty.

Player Innings NO Runs Average SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Sanath Jayasuriya 5 0 378 75.6 126 130 2 1 44 16
Suresh Raina 6 1 372 74.4 110.38 116* 2 2 34 11
Virender Sehwag 5 0 348 69.6 143.8 119 1 2 49 10
Kumar Sangakkara 6 0 345 57.5 99.13 121 3 0 44 2
MS Dhoni 5 2 327 109 91.34 109* 1 2 19 8

2010 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

In the 2010 edition, former Pakistan allrounder Shahid Afridi was the highest run-scorer. He ended his campaign with 265 runs.

Player Matches Inns Runs Avg Sr 4s 6s
Shahid Afridi 3 3 265 88.33 164.6 27 12
Gautam Gambhir 4 4 203 50.75 82.86 17 1
Kumar Sangakkara 4 4 184 46 72.73 20
MS Dhoni 4 4 173 57.67 79 13 3
Mahela Jayawardene 4 4 161 53.67 87.03 15 1

2012 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

In the 2012 Asia Cup edition, Virat Kohli finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer. He scored 2 centuries and 1 fifty as he finished the competition with 357 runs.

Player Matches Run Average SR HS 100s 50s
Virat Kohli 3 357 119 102 183 2 1
Tamim Iqbal 4 253 63.25 80.831 70 0 4
Mohammad Hafeez 4 245 61.25 67.867 105 1 1
Shakib Al Hasan 4 237 59.25 110.233 68 0 3
Nasir Jamshed 4 193 48.25 96.02 112 1 1

2014 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

In the 2014 edition of the tournament, Sri Lanka's Lahiru Thirimanne was the highest run-scorer. He scored 279 runs in 5 games with the help of 2 centuries. Pakistan's Umar Akmal and Sri Lanka's Kumar Sangakkara finished the tournament as the second and third-highest run-scorers respectively.

Player Matches Runs NO Ave. SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Lahiru Thirimanne 5 279 0 55.8 79.94 102 2 0 31 2
Umar Akmal 5 253 0 84.33 110.48 102* 1 2 23 6
Kumar Sangakkara 5 248 0 49.6 96.49 103 1 2 26 2
Ahmed Shehzad 5 228 0 45.6 80 103 1 1 30 1
Anamul Haque 4 227 0 56.75 68.16 100 1 1 13 8

2016 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

The 2016 edition was the first-ever edition of the Asia Cup in T20 format. Sabbir Rahman became the first player from Bangladesh to finish the tournament as the highest run-scorer.

Player Innings Runs NO Ave. SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Sabbir Rahman 5 176 1 44 123.94 80 0 1 15 5
Virat Kohli 4 153 2 76.5 110.86 56* 0 1 20 0
Dinesh Chandimal 4 149 0 37.25 109.55 58 0 2 19 2
Rohit Sharma 5 138 0 27.6 132.69 83 0 1 17 4
Tillakaratne Dilshan 4 132 1 44 121.1 75* 0 1 18 4

2018 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

In the 2018 Asia Cup edition, India's Shikhar Dhawan was the highest run-scorer. The left-handed batsman finished the competition with 342 runs in 5 games.

Player Innings Runs Average SR HS
Shikhar Dhawan 5 342 68.4 102.08 127
Rohit Sharma 5 317 105.66 93.51 111*
Mushfiqur Rahim 5 302 60.4 81.18 144
Mohammad Shahzad 5 268 53.6 83.23 124
Hashmatullah Shahidi 5 263 65.75 72.25 97*

2022 Asia Cup Highest Run Scorers:

In the 2022 edition, Pakistan batsman Mohammad Rizwan was the highest run-scorer. He finished the competition with 281 runs in 6 innings.

Player Innings NO Runs Average SR HS 100 50 4s 6s
Mohammad Rizwan 6 1 281 56.2 117.57 78* 0 3 21 6
Virat Kohli 5 2 276 92 147.59 122* 1 2 20 11
Ibrahim Zadran 5 2 196 65.33 104.25 64* 0 1 14 4
Bhanuka Rajapaksa 6 2 191 47.75 149.21 71* 0 1 15 9
Pathum Nissanka 5 1 173 34.6 115.33 55* 0 2 15 5
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