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Top 10 leading run scorers in Asia Cup
Today, we bring you the Top 10 leading run scorers in Asia Cup, those blokes who have taken the tournament by storm over it’s history and are at the top of the pile in the run-scoring charts. Asia Cup is a fight for subcontinental supremacy and each of the magnificent performers in SPORTZWIKI’s the Top 10 leading run scorers in Asia Cup have done their nation proud at this prestigious tournament.
10. Virat Kohli:
Arguably the best batsman in the world right now, Virat Kohli is tenth in SPORTZWIKI’s the Top 10 leading run scorers in Asia Cup. The India skipper, who is missing the 2018 edition, has scored 613 runs in 11 innings.
9. Marvan Atapattu
Marvan Atapattu was a far better batsman than people sometimes gave him credit for. The former Sri Lankan captain was the perfect opening partner for the destructive Sanath Jayasuriya and always brought his A-game for the Asia Cup. He amassed 642 runs in 13 matches with the help of 1 century and six fifties & ninth in Top 10 leading run scorers in Asia Cup.
8. Aravinda de Silva
One of the greatest players in Sri Lankan history, Aravinda de Silva’s 645 runs in the competition earns him the 8th spot in SPORTZWIKI’s the Top 10 leading run scorers in Asia Cup. Class always comes through on the big occasions!
7. Mahela Jayawardene:
Another Sri Lankan in this list and certainly not the last, Mahela Jayawardene takes the eighth spot in this prestigious list after scoring 674 runs in 28 games.
6. Rohit Sharma:
India opener Rohit Sharma is on the sixth spot of SPORTZWIKI’s the Top 10 leading run scorers in Asia Cup. The only man to score three double centuries in ODIs, Rohit has so far amassed 697 runs in 21 matches. The right-handed batsman has scored 1 century and six fifties.
5. Arjuna Ranatunga
Sri Lanka’s world cup winning captain had an impressive record in the Asia Cup with 741 runs in the tournament. Ranatunga was also the captain of the Sri Lankan outfit which won the competition in 1997.
4. Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik loves playing against sub-continental teams – some of his most memorable knocks have come at the expense of India and Sri Lanka. The veteran Pakistani batsman is fourth in SPORTZWIKI’s the Top 10 leading run scorers in Asia Cup. So far, he has scored 756 runs in 16 matches.
3. Sachin Tendulkar
A welcome change for Sachin Tendulkar, a rare countdown which he doesn’t top! The master-blaster is one of the most prolific run-getters in the tournament’s history with 971 runs at an average of 51.10, among them 2 centuries and 7 fifties.
2. Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara is the second in the list of all-time leading run-scorer of this continental showpiece. The former Sri Lanka skipper scored 1075 runs in 24 games with the help of 4 centuries and 8 half-centuries.
1. Sanath Jayasuriya:
The all-time is list is headed by Sri Lanka’s swashbuckling opener Sanath Jayasuriya. The hard-hitting batsman is the first to cross the 1,000-run mark in this competition. He scored 1,220 runs in 25 games including 6 centuries and 3 fifties. In his very last Asia Cup innings, he scored a match-winning ton against India in 2008 final.
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