The Asia Cup has attracted much interest and excitement over the years. India was crowned champion of the first Asia Cup in Sharjah, Dubai 1984.
With six championships ever since India has had the most success. Let’s find out which players took the most wickets in the Asia Cup from 1988 to the present.
Most Wickets in Asia Cup History
|2010-2018||Shakib Al Hasan||18||24||30.41||5.05|
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. He recorded a total of 30 wickets throughout that time for his team.
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.
Ajantha Mendis Mendis is the third player who takes the most wickets in Asia Cup history. He pulled up a remarkable 26 wickets in 8 games from 2008 to 2014. The economy was 3.98, and the average was slightly over 10.
Most Wicket Takers in Asia Cup 2023
Most Wickets in Asia Cup 2022
In Asia Cup 2022, Bhuvneshwar Kumar is the highest wicket-taker. He took 11 wickets in 5 matches with an average of 10.45, and the economy rate is 6.05.
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||5||7||15.86||5.55|
Most Wickets in Asia Cup 2018
Rashid Khan was the player who took the highest wickets in the Asia Cup 2018. He took ten wickets in five matches with an average rate of 17.2.
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||5||7||23.57|
|Shakib Al Hasan||4||7||24.57|
2016 Highest Wickets in Asia Cup
Highest Wickets in Asia Cup 2014
|Chaturanga de Silva||5||5||22.5|
Most Wicket Taker in Asia Cup 2012
|Shakib Al Hasan||4||6||33.16|
Most Wicket Takers in Asia Cup 2010
|Shakib Al Hasan||5||5||34.2|
Highest Wickets in Asia Cup 2008
Most Wicket Takers in Asia Cup 2004
Most Wicket Takers in Asia Cup 2000
In the 2000 Asia Cup, Abdul Razzaq became the most wicket-taker, taking eight wickets in 3 matches. His bowling average was 9.25, and his strike rate was 14.5. The best performance of Razzaq is on 4/29.
Most Wickets in Asia Cup 1997
Bapu Krishnarao Venkatesh Prasad picked up seven wickets in four matches with an average of 17.
|Sajeewa de Silva||4||5||23.4|
Most Wickets in Asia Cup 1994/95
In the 1995 Asia Cup, Anil Kumble took seven wickets in 4 matches with an average of 19.85. His best performance came on April 5 against Bangladesh in the opening tournament game.
Most Wickets in Asia Cup 1990-91
In the 1991 Aisa Cup, Kapil Dev took nine wickets in the three games with an average of 10.66 and a strike rate of 17.5 per over. In the championship match v Sri Lanka, he had a best of 4/31. India won the game by seven wickets to win the Asia Cup for the third time.
Most Wickets in Asia Cup 1988/89
In the Asia Cup 1988, the Indian off-break bowler Arshad Ayub took the highest wickets. He took nine wickets with an average of 13.33. His finest performance was a 5/21 against Pakistan in a match in which India easily defeated their arch-rivals.