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The Highest Run Scorer In Asia Cup History (ODI and T20)

The Asia Cup is one of the most prestigious tournaments that has witnessed breathtaking encounters, unforgettable moments, and remarkable individual performances. The record for the most runs scored in Asia Cup history is among these remarkable performances. The Sri Lankan cricketing Legend Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record for the highest run-scorer in Asia Cup history, With a total of 1220 runs scored in 25 matches. Among the active players, Rohit Sharma claims the top spot on the list with a remarkable total of 745 runs in the Asia Cup.

1. Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka) – 1220 Runs

Sri Lanka’s opener Sanath Jayasuriya has scored the most runs in Asia Cup history. Throughout 25 Asia Cup matches, he scored an impressive 1220 runs, including six centuries and three half-centuries.

Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record for the highest run-scorer in Asia Cup history

2. Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka) – 1075 Runs

Kumar Sangakkara, one of Sri Lanka’s finest batters, secured second position on the list of highest run scorers in the Asia Cup. Over five editions from 2004 to 2014, Sangakkara scored 1075 runs in 24 matches with an impressive count of 4 centuries and eight half-centuries.

3. Sachin Tendulkar (India) – 971 Runs

The legendary batter Sachin Tendulkar is India’s all-time leading run scorer in Asia Cup history. Across 23 matches, he scored 971 runs with two centuries and seven half-centuries.

4. Shoaib Malik (Pakistan) – 786 Runs

Shoaib Malik is the only player from Pakistan among the top batters with the most runs in Asia Cup history. Malik has participated in every Asia Cup edition since 2000 and has regularly shown his talent. His excellent record includes 786 runs scored in 17 matches. His top score of 143 against arch-rivals India in the 2004 tournament is inscribed in history.

5. Rohit Sharma (India) – 745 Runs

Among the active players, India’s captain Rohit Sharma has carved his name as the leading run scorer in the Asia Cup. In 22 matches, he scored 745 runs, including one century and six half-centuries. Beyond his individual achievements, Rohit’s leadership shone through when he led the Indian team to victory in the 2018 Asia Cup.

Top 10 Run Scorers in Asia Cup History

Rank Player Matches Runs HS 100s 50s
1 Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) 25 1220 130 6 3
2 Kumar Sangakkara (SL) 24 1075 121 4 8
3 Sachin Tendulkar (IND) 23 971 114 2 7
4 Shoaib Malik (PAK) 17 786 143 3 3
5 Rohit Sharma (IND) 22 745 111* 1 6
6 Arjuna Ranatunga (SL) 19 741 131* 1 6
7 Mushfiqur Rahim (BAN) 21 699 144 2 2
8 Mahela Jayawardene (SL) 28 674 78 0 7
9 MS Dhoni (IND) 19 648 109* 1 3
10 Aravinda de Silva (SL) 24 645 96* 0 4

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Top 10 Run Scorers in Asia Cup T20

Top 10 Run Scorers in Asia Cup T20

The highest run-scorer in Asia Cup T20 history is none other than the Indian maestro, Virat Kohli. Renowned for his excellent batting technique and greedy hunger for runs, Kohli’s 429 runs in the T20 version of the tournament.

Rank Player Matches Runs HS 100s 50s
1 Virat Kohli (IND) 10 429 122* 1 3
2 Mohammad Rizwan (PAK) 6 281 78* 0 3
3 Rohit Sharma (IND) 9 271 83 0 2
4 Babar Hayat (HKG) 5 235 122 1 1
5 Ibrahim Zadran (AFG) 5 196 64* 0 1
6 Bhanuka Rajapaksa (SL) 6 191 71* 0 1
7 Sabbir Rahman (BAN) 6 181 80 0 1
8 Muhammad Usman (UAE) 7 176 46 0 0
9 Najibullah Zadran (AFG) 8 176 60* 0 1
10 Pathum Nissanka (SL) 6 173 55* 0 2
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