Six teams are now playing the Asia cup in 2022, but till yet, nearly five teams have been confirmed: India, Srilanka, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Afghanistan, and the last one is yet to be selected. But, the inaugural season was only played by three teams: Pakistan, India, and Srilanka. The previous Asia cup was played in 2018 and won by India, which also has the title of the most winning team in the Asia cup. So, here in this article, we will discuss all the best bowlers of the Asia cup and the champions.
Most Wickets in Asia Cup history
Following are the top 5 best Asia cup, bowlers:
The right-arm bowler, whose career lasted from 2004 to 2018, took 33 wickets at an average of 18.84 while playing for his team in 15 Asia Cup matches. His 5/34 bowling average was among his finest. He helped Sri Lanka win the Asia Cup twice while maintaining a phenomenal economy of only 4.70 and picking up two 5-wicket and three 4-wicket hauls.
Muttiah Muralitharan, a spinner from Sri Lanka, is the next name on the list. The famous spinner, whose career peaked between 1995 and 2011, participated in 24 Asia Cup games for his team and recorded a total of 30 wickets throughout that time. The economy was only 3.75 and the bowling average was 28.83.
In the Asia Cup matches he participated in for Sri Lanka, Murali had the best bowling statistics of 5/31. In addition, he earned 5- and 4-wicket hauls during his Asia Cup career.
Mendis pulled up a remarkable 26 wickets in just 8 games between 2008 and 2014, during which time he played for the side. The economy was just 3.98, and the average was slightly over 10. Additionally, he scored two hauls of four and five wickets apiece. His miraculous bowling spells enabled his squad to win matches out of nowhere on multiple occasions.
Arshad Ayub, a right-arm off-spinner from India, wreaked havoc on Pakistan’s batting order when that country chose to bat first. In his nine overs, he took five wickets for 21 runs, limiting them to just 142.
He is a left-arm fast bowler from Srilanka and one of the best bowlers in the Asia cup since 1995. He has taken almost 23 wickets in 19 matches.
He is from Pakistan and has taken 25 wickets in only 12 matches of the Asia cup.
Aaqib Javed was a revelation at the 1995 Asia Cup, recording the second-best stats in the competition’s history. The right-arm medium bowler ensured Pakistan won the game handily by taking five wickets for only 19 runs.
Aaqib Javed was mostly to blame for India’s early wicket losses in their pursuit of 267 runs. India could only muster 169 runs thanks to his outstanding spell and ultimately lost by 97 runs.