Most Runs in Asia Cup From 1984-2022

Most Runs in Asia Cup History

The Asia Cup, a prestigious continental tournament first held in 1984, has captivated cricket enthusiasts across the continent for nearly four decades. In its illustrious history, spanning 15 editions from 1984 to 2022, the Asia Cup has witnessed thrilling matches, outstanding performances, and remarkable displays of skill. India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and other Asian teams have competed fiercely to claim the coveted title over the years. Now, as we look forward to the upcoming Asia Cup in 2023, let’s take a trip down memory lane and explore the players who have scored the most runs in Asia Cup history.

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Most Runs in Asia Cup History

Sanath Jayasuriya in Asia Cup

The Asia Cup has been contested in both ODI and T20 formats. While it has been played only twice in the T20 format, it has been played in the ODI format on thirteen occasions. Let’s take a look at the players with the most runs in Asia Cup history (ODI+T20 Combined).

1. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) – 1220 Runs

Sanath Jayasuriya, the explosive left-handed batsman from Sri Lanka, stands atop the list of the highest run-scorers in the history of the Asia Cup. Known for his aggressive strokeplay, Jayasuriya dominated the tournament with his power-hitting, accumulating a staggering 1220 runs in 25 matches.

2. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) – 1075 Runs

Kumar Sangakkara, another legend from Sri Lanka, occupies the second spot on this prestigious list. A versatile batsman with an elegant style, Sangakkara amassed 1075 runs in 24 matches during his illustrious Asia Cup career.

3. Virat Kohli (India) – 1042 Runs

Virat Kohli, the aggressive right-handed batsman and former captain of India, secures third place in the list of top run-scorers in Asia Cup history. Kohli smashed 1042 runs across both the Asia Cup formats from 2010-2022. Virat’s memorable 183 also came against Pakistan in the 2012 Asia Cup.

4. Rohit Sharma (India) – 1016 Runs

Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Indian team across the formats and the elegant opener, smashed 1016 runs in Asia Cup from 2008-2022.

5. Sachin Tendulkar (India) – 971 Runs

Sachin Tendulkar, the God of cricket, occupies the fifth spot on the list of highest run scorers in the Asia Cup. Sachin played eight editions of the Asia Cup, scoring 971 runs in 23 matches. Read More: Top 5 Knocks of Sachin Tendulkar in ODIs

PlayerDurationMatchesInningsRuns50s100sH/S
Sanath Jayasuriya1990-20082524122036130
Kumar Sangakkara2004-20142423107584121
Virat Kohli2010-20222119104244183
Rohit Sharma2008-20223130101681111*
Sachin Tendulkar1990-2012232197172114
Most runs in Asia Cup history

Most Runs in ODI Asia Cups

Sachin Tendulkar in Asia Cup

A total of thirteen editions of the Asia Cup have been played in the ODI format since 1984. Let’s take a look at the top run-scorers in the ODI Asia Cups.

PlayerDurationMatchesInningsRuns50s100sH/S
Sanath Jayasuriya1990-20082524122036130
Kumar Sangakkara2004-20142423107584121
Sachin Tendulkar1990-2012232197172114
Shoaib Malik2000-2018171578633143
Rohit Sharma2008-2018222174561111*

Most Runs in T20 Asia Cups

Virat Kohli in Asia Cup

The Asia Cup has been played in the T20 format twice, initially in 2016 and then again in 2022. Virat Kohli has been one of the most dominant players in the T20 Asia Cup. Now, let’s examine the batting charts to identify the players who have been dominating the tournament.

PlayerDurationMatchesInningsRuns50s100sH/S
Virat Kohli2016-202210942931122*
Mohammad Rizwan202266281378*
Rohit Sharma2016-202299271283
Babar Hayat2016-20225523511122
Ibrahim Zardan202255196164*

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  1. In ODI format Asia Cup Jaysuria was the best player to watch playing He has a lot of innings that can me remebered still today

  2. I havent seen playing Jayasuria but Todays point of viewVirat and Rohit both have good knock in Asia Cup

    1. Yes i agree and also want to add that During Sachin time Asia cup was much more attractive and enjoyable than today

  3. Now a days Asia cup is also enjoyable while watching playing Virat and Rohit Dont compare One era with another

  4. Including T20 in Asia Cup and watching those high voltage match bitween India and Pakistan is as always outstanding