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Best Bowling Figures in Asia Cup ODI history

Take a look at the best bowling figures in Asia Cup ODI history. Ajantha Mendis currently holds this record. He recorded the best bowling figures of the Asia cup in 2008 against India in Karachi.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 18.09.2023
Best Bowling Figures in Asia Cup ODI history

In the ODI Asia Cup history, we haven’t only experienced some unforgettable batting performances but also enjoyed some of the greatest bowling performances in ODI history. 


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Here, we are discussing the best bowling figures in the Asia Cup (ODI) history.


Article Contents:

  • Best bowling figures

  • Best bowling figures for each team (only Test members)

  • Best bowling figures by pacers

  • Best bowling figures by spinners

  • Best bowling figures by captains


Asia Cup (ODI): Best bowling figures (Top 5)

The Sri Lankan off-spinner Ajantha Mendis holds the record for best bowling figures in the ODI Asia Cup history. During the Asia Cup 2008 Final, Mendis had the match-winning bowling figures of 8-1-13-6 against India at Karachi.


Player (Team)

Bowling figures

Opposition

Venue

Date

Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)

8-1-13-6

India

Karachi

6 July 2008

Mohammed Siraj (India)

7-1-21-6

Sri Lanka

Colombo (RPS)

17 September 2023

Aaqib Javed

 (Pakistan)

9-1-19-5

India

Sharjah

7 April 1995

Arshad Ayub (India)

9-0-21-5

Pakistan

Dhaka

31 October 1988

Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)

6.3-1-22-5

UAE

Lahore

26 June 2008

(Updated till Asia Cup 2023)


Asia Cup (ODI): Best bowling figures for each team (only Test members)

While Sri Lanka, India, and Pakistan have experienced at least one five-wicket haul in the ODI Asia Cup history, the other two Asian Test playing members, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, are yet to achieve this record.


Player (Team)

Bowling figures

Opposition

Venue

Date

Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)

8-1-13-6

India

Karachi

6 July 2008

Mohammed Siraj (India)

7-1-21-6

Sri Lanka

Colombo (RPS)

17 September 2023

Aaqib Javed

 (Pakistan)

9-1-19-5

India

Sharjah

7 April 1995

Saiful Islam (Bangladesh)

10-2-36-4

Sri Lanka

Sharjah

6 April 1995

Gulbadin Naib

(Afghanistan)

10-0-60-4

Sri Lanka

Lahore

5 September 2023

(Updated till Asia Cup 2023)


Asia Cup (ODI): Best bowling figures by pacers (Top 5)

During the Asia Cup 2023 Final against Sri Lanka (at Colombo, RPS, on 17 September 2023), Indian fast bowler Mohammed Siraj recorded 6/21.

Player (Team)

Bowling figures

Opposition

Venue

Date

Mohammed Siraj (India)

7-1-21-6

Sri Lanka

Colombo (RPS)

17 September 2023

Aaqib Javed

 (Pakistan)

9-1-19-5

India

Sharjah

7 April 1995

Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)

10-0-34-5

Pakistan

Dambulla

15 June 2010

Farveez Maharoof (Sri Lanka)

10-1-42-5

India

Dambulla

22 June 2010

Sohail Tanvir (Pakistan)

10-1-48-5

Sri Lanka

Karachi

29 June 2008

(Updated till Asia Cup 2023)


Asia Cup (ODI): Best bowling figures by spinners (Top 5)

The Asia Cup (ODI) best bowling figures record holder is an off-spinner, Sri Lankan cricketer Ajantha Mendis. During the Asia Cup 2008 Final against India at Karachi, Mendis had the tournament’s bowling figures 8-1-13-6.

Player (Team)

Bowling figures

Opposition

Venue

Date

Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)

8-1-13-6

India

Karachi

6 July 2008

Arshad Ayub (India)

9-0-21-5

Pakistan

Dhaka

31 October 1988

Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)

6.3-1-22-5

UAE

Lahore

26 June 2008

Kuldeep Yadav (India)

8-0-25-5

Pakistan

Colombo (RPS)

10 September 2023

Muthiah Muralidaran

(Sri Lanka)

10-1-31-5

Bangladesh

Karachi

30 June 2008

(Updated till Asia Cup 2023)


Asia Cup (ODI): Best bowling figures by captains (Top 5)

Sri Lankan captain Ravi Ratnayeke holds the best bowling figures record by the captains in the ODI Asia Cup history. During the Asia Cup 1988 against Bangladesh at Dhaka, the right-arm pacer Ratnayeke recorded the bowling figures 8-1-23-4.

Player (Team)

Bowling figures

Opposition

Venue

Date

Ravi Ratnayeke (Sri Lanka)

8-1-23-4

Bangladesh

Dhaka

2 November 1988

Khurram Khan (UAE)

10-0-32-4

Sri Lanka

Dambulla

17 July 2004

Abdul Qadir (Pakistan)

9-3-27-3

India

Dhaka

31 October 1988

Dasun Shanaka (Sri Lanka)

9-0-28-3

Bangladesh

Colombo (RPS)

9 September 2023

Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan)

9.4-0-44-3

Bangladesh

Fatullah

1 March 2014

(Updated till Asia Cup 2023)

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