Asia Cup is a continental tournament that is one of the most exciting tournaments ever; people are looking forward to its matches, which were initially scheduled to be played 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 first appeared in 1986, while the first 12 editions were played in the ODI format.
Asia Cup Records:
Following are Some of the Asia Cup records mentioned below:
As mentioned earlier, the Asia Cup was played in the ODI format for almost 12 editions and consisted of several records. The most prominent one is about Srilanka’s former captain, Sanath Jayasuriya. In Asia Cup history, he scored almost 1,000 runs and a strike rate of over 100. He was the only person who scored 1,000 runs.
The best wicket-taker is one of the most popular Srilankan players, Muttiah Muralithara, who takes the AsCupcup 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, 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, the highest score until now.
Best Bowling Figure
Ajantha Mendis is one of the best bowlers from Sri Lanka and is famous as a ‘mystery spinner” as well. He has taken almost 26 wickets only in 8 matches. His excellent achievement was when he 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 doors. He holds the record of the leading wicket-taker in the shortest format with a strike rate of 11.5, which is an outstanding 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 most excellent 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 near him. These fantastic bowling averages are unheard of in the modern era.
Asia Cup Most Five-Wicket Hauls
In Asia Cup T20Is, no bowler has claimed a five-wicket haul. With three five-wicket hauls in the Asia Cup, former Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga is leading the ODI standings.