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Top Scorers in Asia Cup

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The Asia Cup's 15 editions so far have delivered time after time, as the tournament provides a platform for the continent's best teams to put on a show. Over the course of its nearly 40-year history, legends of the game have graced the stage during the Asia Cup, with some of world cricket's most legendary players proving their worth in the tournament. However, a few names have dominated the history of the tournament, especially with the bat.


The Asia Cup's all-time leading scorer is Sanath Jayasuriya. The former Sri Lanka opener redefined how the position is played in limited overs with his attacking and destructive style, and was good for 1220 runs across six editions between 1990 and 2008. Jayasuriya also has 6 centuries in the Asia Cup, most of any batter. The only other batter with over 1000 Asia Cup runs is Kumar Sangakkara, who had 1075 runs and four centuries as Sri Lanka dominated from the late 1990s into the early 2010s. At three in India's Sachin Tendulkar with 971 runs in 23 ODIs.


Jayasuriya's 378 runs in the 2008 edition is also the mark for the most runs in a single tournament for any player. In fact, the top two in this category were both marked in the 2008 tournament: Suresh Raina finished only 6 runs behind Jayasuriya that year. The highest score by a batter in Asia Cup history is Virat Kohli's legendary 183 against Pakistan in 2012, which remains his highest ODI score in his career as well. That is also the only score of over 150 in the Asia Cup.


In the two T20I editions of the Asia Cup, Kohli is one of the two centurions, alongside Hong Kong's Babar Hayat. Interestingly, both scored 122 runs. Kohli is the top scorer in the two T20 tournaments, with 429 runs at a whopping average of 85.80 in nine innings.

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Asia Cup 2023: Leading Run Scorers

PlayerTeamsRunsSRMatInnNOHSAvg30s50s100s6s
1IND30293662121750216
2SL2708566092450305
3SL2158966093351202
4PAK20797540151510014
5PAK1959454286*971203
6IND19410765174*4803011
7BAN19385220104960112
8PAK179122531109*891016
9SL1797466262*442103
10BAN1739755180431204
11IND16989431111*841012
12BAN15884551112390013
13BAN1586855082310203
14IND1438164182471103
15SL1327866041222000
SR: Strike Rate, Mat: Matches, Inn: Innings, NO: Not Out, HS: Highest Score, Avg: Average, RS: Run Scored, VS: Vs Team, BF: Ball faced, TS: Team Score, BBF: Best Bowling Figures, Wkts: Wickets, RG: Runs Given, Ovr: Overs, Mdns: Maidens, EC: Economy, T-SC: Team Score, Vnu: Venue.

Asia Cup Most Runs FAQ

  • What is Virat Kohli's highest ODI score?

    Virat Kohli's highest ODI score is 183 against Pakistan in Dhaka, which came during the 2012 Asia Cup as India chased down 330 with 13 balls to spare. Incidentally, it was also Sachin Tendulkar's final one-day international for India

  • What is Rohit Sharma's record in the Asia Cup?

    Rohit Sharma has a pretty strong record in the Asia Cup, scoring 745 runs from 22 ODI. He is the second Indian in the leading run-scorers list after Sachin Tendulkar's tally of 971 runs from 23 games.

  • Where will the Asia Cup 2023 take place?

    Asia Cup 2023 was originally scheduled to take place entirely in Pakistan, but after the Asian Cricket Council's Hybrid model was proposed, the tournament will now be held across Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

  • Which teams will participate in the Asia Cup 2023?

    India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Nepal will compete against each other in the Asia Cup 2023

  • What is the significance of Asia Cup?

    The Asia Cup is an essential part of the cricket schedule for the continent's nations, acting as a platform for teams to prepare for bigger tournaments, while giving others an opportunity to leave their mark on the world stage. The tournament has been contested since 1984, following the formation of the Asian Cricket Council the year prior, and designed as a biennial ODI tournament.

  • Can India win the Asia Cup despite losing to Pakistan?

    Yes, it can happen. In the past as well, India have won the Asia Cup after losing to Pakistan in the league stage or the Super 4 stage.

  • Did Virat Kohli miss any edition of the Asia Cup?

    Yes, Virat Kohli skipped the 2018 edition of the Asia Cup as the BCCI decided to rest their then-India captain. Rohit Sharma led India in Kohli's absence and lifted the trophy by defeating Bangladesh in a thrilling final.

  • Can the Pakistan team beat India in the upcoming Asia Cup?

    Yes, Pakistan have beaten India previously – most recently last year – and can beat them again.

  • Is Bangladesh capable of beating India at the next Asia Cup?

    Bangladesh can surely upset India again at the Asia Cup. They did so once back in 2012 spoiling Sachin Tendulkar's 100th century.

  • What are the best moments from the Asia Cup 2022?

    Virat Kohli scoring his maiden T20I century, Hardik Pandya hitting the winning runs against Pakistan and Sri Lanka lifting the trophy are some of the best moments of Asia Cup 2022.

  • What is Virat Kohli's highest score in ODI matches?

    Virat Kohli's highest ODI score is 183 against Pakistan at Asia Cup in 2012.

  • Will Shikhar Dhawan be playing the Asia Cup?

    Shikhar Dhawan was dropped from India's ODI team at the start of this year and it will be really surprising if he will be called back for the Asia Cup.

  • Which teams are the favourites to win the Asia Cup 2023?

    India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are the three most solid teams on paper and will be backed to win the Asia Cup 2023.