Asia Cup Records: Asia cup is a continental tournament that is one of the most exhilarating tournaments ever, people are looking forward to its matches desperately which were originally scheduled to be played after every two years.
But because of Covid and other problems, the Asia cup was announced to be played in alternative formats so this year’s cup will be played in the T20 format which consists of the most exciting matches ever. Bangladesh made its first appearance in 1986 while the first 12 editions were played in ODI format.
Asia Cup Records:
Following are some of the Asia cup records mentioned below:
As mentioned earlier the Asia cup was played in ODI format for almost 12 editions and it consists of several records while the most prominent one is about Srilanka’s former captain Sanath Jayasuriya. who has made a record by making the most runs in the Asia cup with a tally of 1220 runs? he scored almost more than 1000 runs along with a strike rate of over 100 in the history of the Asia cup. He was the only person who scored 1000runs.
The best wicket-taker is one of the most popular Srilankan players Muttiah Muralitharan who holds the record of taking the most wickets in the Asia cup ODI. He was one of the best spinners who has taken 30 wickets in almost 24 matches which is a highly appreciable achievement.
Virat Kohli who is a big name in India has made history by making the most runs. He has made multiple world records and stands in the second position for the most centuries in the Asia cup with almost three centuries and one fifty. He scored 183 runs against Pakistan in the Asia cup 2012 which is the highest score up till now.
Best Bowling Figure:
Ajantha Mendis is one of the best bowlers from Srilanka and is famous as a ‘mystery spinner” as well. He has taken almost 26 wickets only in 8 matches. His excellent achievement is when he ended up sampled 6/13 which led Srilanka towards victory against India.
Highest Total of a Team:
Pakistan holds this record as one of the most popular players in Pakistan Shahid Khan Afridi made 60-ball 124 to post 385/7.
Highest Total of the Team:
Bangladesh holds this record in ODI international format as they made 87 in 34.2 overs while playing against Pakistan.
Following are some of the Asia cup records that are being made in T20 format:
Most Run Scorer:
Babar Hayat from Hong Kong olds this record as this 30-year-old young and talented boy has scored almost 194 runs in three matches with an average of 64.66.
Amjad Javed a talented player from UAE has taken the most wickets in the Asia cup T20 format with approx 12 wickets. He holds the record of the leading wicket-taker in the shortest format with a strike rate of 11.5 which is a great achievement.
Amjad Javed is the highest run-scorer who has played 22 matches in the Asia cup with a score of 745 runs in one century and six fifties with the highest score of about 111. But he made a record in the 2016 edition by scoring 83 runs against Bangladesh.
Best Bowling Figure:
Srilanka’s famous bowler Lasith Malinga a well-known name in his country has made a record of the best bowling figure in Asia cup T20. He did 4/26 against UAE.
Lowest Bowling Averages
The name Ajantha Mendis is not a surprise. In 8 innings, he has taken 26 wickets for a remarkable bowling average of 10.42.
In the Asia Cup, Kapil Dev also played great. He is second in the Asia Cup with 15 wickets taken in 7 innings at a second-best average of 13 and an economy rate of just 3.56.
3rd, 4th, and 5th positions are held by Abdul Qadir (14.76), Venkatesh Prasad (17.76), and Wasim Akram (18.56), respectively.
Lowest Economy Rates
The person who has the worst economics is Wasim Akram. He ranks fifth among bowlers with the greatest averages overall with 16 wickets taken in 12 innings at an average of 18.56.
Kapil Dev (3.56), Abdul Qadir (3.62), and Muttiah Muralitharan (3.75) are all in close proximity to him. These amazing bowling averages are unheard of in the modern era.
Asia Cup Most 5 wicket Hauls
In Asia Cup T20Is so far, no bowler has claimed a five-wicket haul. With three five-wicket hauls in the Asia Cup, former Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga is currently leading the ODI standings.