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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

Asia Cup Insights

The 2023 Asia Cup is expected to be another bumper event, with every team in the competition either attempting to get into gear for the ODI World Cup following soon on its heels, or leave an impact on the tournament that will remain in the memories of cricket fans.


This will be the 16th edition of the Asia Cup, and here are some interesting facts about the Asia Cup from the past and heading into this tournament:


Host Sri Lanka looking to replicate magic at home


The 2023 tournament is being jointly hosted by Pakistan and Sri Lanka — the first time in the history of the Asia Cup that it is being jointly held across two nations. While this is only the second time Pakistan are hosting the event, this is the fifth time the Lankans are hosting the tournament.


Sri Lanka have a stellar record while being the hosts of the tournament, reaching the finals on all 4 occasions in the past, and winning thrice. Interestingly, the only final the Sri Lankans lost, in 2010, was the only time the final wasn’t held in Colombo due to renovations occurring at the R Premadasa Stadium, which is scheduled to host the 2023 final as well.


Nepal’s first Asia Cup


The ICC’s five Asian full member nations — Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh — earned automatic entry into the tournament, but a sixth spot was contested for in the ACC Men’s Premier Cup. This was the inaugural edition of that play-in tournament, contested between Nepal, Oman, Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, UAE, Kuwait, Bahrain, Singapore, and Hong Kong.


Nepal beat UAE in the finals of that competition to earn their place in the Asia Cup proper, and will compete in the competition for the first time in their history.


Rohit Sharma returns as ODI captain


While Rohit Sharma only became permanent ODI captain in 2021, this will be the second Asia Cup 50-over tournament he leads India in, after the 2018 edition in which Virat Kohli was rested. This will be a significant tournament for Rohit, who will also be captain for India at the World Cup: it will be integral for him to gain knowledge of captaining the squad in tournament conditions.


The tournament will also provide a stern test for Babar Azam and Dasun Shanaka, neither of whom have captained at an ODI World Cup and will rely on this experience.


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Asia Cup Overall Winners

7
2018, 2016, 2010, 1995, 1990-91, 1988, 1984
6
2022, 1986, 2004, 1997, 2014, 2008
2
2012, 2000

Asia Cup Runners-Up

5
1988, 2010, 1990-91, 1995, 2000
4
2022, 2014, 1986, 1984
3
2008, 2004, 1997
3
2018, 2016, 2012

Asia Cup Hosts

5
2016, 2012, 2014, 2000, 1988
4
2010, 2004, 1997, 1986
4
2022, 2018, 1995, 1984
1
1990-91

Asia Cup Best Teams

Team%WSpanMatWonLostDrawTiedNR%L
63.261984-201849311601132.65
33.332014-201893501055.55
16.271986-20184373600083.72
02004-2018606000100
57.771984-201845261800140
681984-201850341600032
02004-2008404000100

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Highest Scores

TeamScoreOversRROppositionGroundMatch Date
385/7507.7BangladeshDambulla21 Jun 2010
374/4507.48Hong KongKarachi25 Jun 2008
357/9507.14BangladeshLahore25 Jun 2008
343/5506.86Hong KongColombo (SSC)18 Jul 2004

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Lowest Scores

TeamScoreOversRROppositionGroundMatch Date
8734.22.53PakistanDhaka2 Jun 2000
9435.32.64PakistanMoratuwa31 Mar 1986
96412.34IndiaSharjah8 Apr 1984
99452.2IndiaChattogram27 Oct 1988

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Largest Victories By Wickets

WinnerMarginBalls RemTargetOversMaxOppositionGroundMatch Date
10 wickets1709721.450Sri LankaSharjah8 Apr 1984
10 wickets9919133.350BangladeshColombo (RPS)23 Jul 2004
10 wickets18211619.450BangladeshKarachi4 Jul 2008
9 wickets1141002645BangladeshChattogram27 Oct 1988

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Smallest Victories By Runs

WinnerMarginBalls RemTargetOversOppositionGroundMatch Date
2 runs023750BangladeshMirpur22 Mar 2012
3 runs025050AfghanistanAbu Dhabi23 Sep 2018
4 runs027250Sri LankaColombo (RPS)27 Jul 2004
12 runs028350IndiaDambulla18 Jul 2004

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Most Runs

PlayerRunsSpanMatInnsNOHSAveBFSR1005004s
12201990-20082524113053.041190102.52631139
10752004-20142423112148.86127284.51482107
9711990-20122321211451.1113685.4727-108
7862000-20181715314365.586790.6533-76
7452008-201822215111*46.5687784.9416160
7411984-199719196131*5789582.7916-49+

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Highest Scores

PlayerRunsBalls4s6sSRTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
183148221123.64IndiaPakistanMirpur18 Mar 2012
14412283118.03PakistanHong KongColombo (SSC)18 Jul 2004
14415011496BangladeshSri LankaDubai (DSC)15 Sep 2018
143127181112.59PakistanIndiaColombo (RPS)25 Jul 2004
136122162111.47IndiaBangladeshDhaka19 Feb 2011

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Most Ducks

PlayerDucksSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100504s
32014-201887121173.54348.83--2
32008-20107712017433.524980.72-228
31988-2000141412384718.346251.51--13
32000-2014282636747829.376987.64-770

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Most Sixes

Player6sSpanMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100504s
261997-20142321653212435.46378140.742146
231990-200825241122013053.041190102.5263139
182008-201213134547116*60.77480113.952348
172008-201822215745111*46.5687784.941660

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Most Wickets

PlayerWktsSpanMatBallsOversMdnsRunsBBIAveEcon45
301995-2010241382230.2138655/3128.833.7511
292004-201814769128.165965/3420.554.6513
262008-201484086852716/1310.423.9822
252008-20141269011564853/2619.394.21--
231995-200819914152.2206393/3027.784.19--
222004-201212655109.116054/3227.55.541-

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Best Bowling Figures In An Innings

PlayerOversMdnsRunsWktsEconTeamOppositionGround
811361.62Sri LankaIndiaKarachi
911952.11PakistanIndiaSharjah
9-2152.33IndiaPakistanDhaka
6.312253.38Sri LankaU.A.E.Lahore
1013153.1Sri LankaBangladeshKarachi
10-3453.4Sri LankaPakistanDambulla

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Most Five Wickets

Player5WSpanMatInnsBallsOversMdnsRunsWktsBBIAveEcon
32004-20181414769128.16596295/3420.554.65
22008-201488408685271266/1310.423.98
11997-19973211719.317665/3812.663.89
11995-19975421535.5410385/1912.872.87
11988-19884421636212095/2113.333.33
12008-200855252422241105/4824.15.73

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Most Runs Conceded In An Innings

PlayerRunsOversWktsEconTeamOppositionGround
951039.5BangladeshPakistanDambulla
871018.69Pakistanv IndiaKarachi
8610-8.6IndiaPakistanDhaka
8110-8.1BangladeshPakistanDhaka
8110-8.1BangladeshIndiaMirpur
811038.1IndiaSri LankaFatullah

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Most Dismissals

PlayerDisSpanMatInnsCatchesStumpingsDismissals/Inn
362008-2018191925111.894
362004-201424242791.5
171995-200414131251.307
172008-201821171431
141984-1988991221.555
111995-200088921.375

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Most Dismissals In A Series

PlayerDismissalsMatInnsCtStDis/InnYear
12666622018
11441012.752010
1144922.752010
1166831.8332008
1166921.8332004

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Highest Partnerships By Wicket

WktRunsPartnersTeamOppositionGroundMatch Date
1st224Nasir Jamshed, Mohammad HafeezPakistanIndiaMirpur18 Mar 2012
2nd205Virat Kohli, Gautam GambhirIndiaSri LankaMirpur13 Mar 2012
3rd223Younis Khan, Shoaib MalikPakistanHong KongColombo (SSC)18 Jul 2004
4th166Suresh Raina, MS DhoniIndiaHong KongKarachi25 Jun 2008
5th137Umar Akmal, Shahid AfridiPakistanBangladeshDambulla21 Jun 2010
6th164Samiullah Shinwari, Asghar AfghanAfghanistanBangladeshFatullah1 Mar 2014
7th71HP Tillakaratne, HDPK DharmasenaSri LankaIndiaSharjah9 Apr 1995
8th100Sohail Tanvir, Fawad AlamPakistanHong KongKarachi24 Jun 2008
9th46Z Khan, Harbhajan SinghIndiaSri LankaColombo (RPS)1 Aug 2004
10th32Tamim Iqbal, Mushfiqur RahimBangladeshSri LankaDubai (DSC)15 Sep 2018

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Most Matches As Captain

PlayerMatSpanWonLostTied%W%L% Tied
142008-201894164.2828.577.14
131988-199794069.2330.760
102004-201264060400
102008-201473070300
92000-200445044.4455.550
82012-201426025750

%W: Win Percentage, %L: Loss Percentage, NR: No Results, Mat: Matches

Asia Cup Insight FAQ

  • Why is India not going to Pakistan for the Asia Cup?

    Tensions between the two countries have prevented India touring to Pakistan or vice-versa. Thus, a hybrid model was proposed by the ACC to ensure the tournament carries on as planned without any external forces hampering it.

  • Will India go to Pak for the Asia Cup?

    No, India will not be travelling to Pakistan for Asia Cup and play all their matches in Sri Lanka

  • No, India will not be travelling to Pakistan for Asia Cup and play all their matches in Sri Lanka

    No, India will play all their matches of Asia Cup 2023 in Sri Lanka

  • Asia Cup is contested in which sport?

    The Asia Cup is contested in cricket. While there are other sports such as football and hockey that have their seperate Asian Championships or Asian Cup, the tournament 'Asia Cup' is only played in cricket.

  • How many teams will play in the Asia Cup 2023?

    Six teams will play Asia Cup - India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, Nepal

  • Has India won the Asia Cup?

    India are the most successful team in Asia Cup having won the title seven times