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Most Runs In Every Asia Cup ODI Tournament

The ODI Asia Cup has experienced many great batting performances. Some batters maintained outstanding form in a complete Asia Cup tournament. Here, we are going through the most runs in every tournament in the Asia Cup (ODI) history.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 03.09.2023
Most Runs In Every Asia Cup ODI Tournament

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The ODI Asia Cup has experienced many great batting performances. Some batters maintained outstanding form in a complete Asia Cup tournament. 


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Here, we are going through the most runs in every tournament in the Asia Cup (ODI) history.


Article Contents:

  • Most runs in every tournament

  • Top 5 most runs in a single tournament

  • Top 5 captains with most runs in a single tournament

  • Key questions on most runs in a tournament

o   Who scored most runs in a single Asia Cup edition?

o   Which Indian scored most runs in a single Asia Cup edition?

o  Which Pakistani scored most runs in a single Asia Cup edition?

o  Which Bangladeshi scored most runs in a single Asia Cup edition?

o Which Afghanistan scored most runs in a single Asia Cup edition?


Asia Cup (ODI): Most runs in every tournament


Year

Player (Team)

Runs scored

1984

Surinder Khanna

 (India)

107 runs

1986

Arjuna Ranatunga

 (Sri Lanka)

105 runs

1988

Ijaz Ahmed

 (Pakistan)

192 runs

1990/91

Arjuna Ranatunga

 (Sri Lanka)

166 runs

1995

Sachin Tendulkar

 (India)

205 runs

1997

Arjuna Ranatunga

 (Sri Lanka)

272 runs

2000

Mohammad Yousuf

 (Pakistan)

295 runs

2004

Shoaib Malik

 (Pakistan)

316 runs

2008

Sanath Jayasuriya

 (Sri Lanka)

378 runs

2010

Shahid Afridi

 (Pakistan)

265 runs

2012

Virat Kohli

 (India)

357 runs

2014

Lahiru Thirimanne (Sri Lanka)

279 runs

2018

Shikhar Dhawan

 (India)

342 runs

(Updated till Asia Cup 2018)


Asia Cup (ODI): Top 5 most runs in a single tournament


Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya records the most runs in a single ODI Asia Cup with 378 runs during the Asia Cup 2008.


Year

Player (Team)

Runs scored

2008

Sanath Jayasuriya

 (Sri Lanka)

378 runs

2008

Suresh Raina (India)

372 runs

2012

Virat Kohli

 (India)

357 runs

2008

Virender Sehwag (India)

348 runs

2008

Kumar Sangakkara (Sri Lanka)

345 runs

(Updated till Asia Cup 2018)

 

Asia Cup (ODI): Top 5 captains with the most runs in a single tournament


MS Dhoni records the most runs as a captain in a single Asia Cup tournament (only ODI format). In the 2008 edition, skipper Dhoni scored 327 runs in five innings with the help of only one century and two half-centuries.


Year

Player (Team)

Runs scored

2008

MS Dhoni (India)

327 runs

2018

Rohit Sharma (India)

317 runs

1997

Arjuna Ranatunga

 (Sri Lanka)

272 runs

2010

Shahid Afridi

 (Pakistan)

265 runs

2004

Sourav Ganguly (India)

244 runs

(Updated till Asia Cup 2018)

 

Asia Cup (ODI): Key questions on most runs in a tournament


Who scored the most runs in a single Asia Cup edition?

Legendary Sri Lankan cricketer Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record for most runs in a single Asia Cup (ODI) tournament with 378 runs in five innings during the Asia Cup 2008. The left-handed batter hit two centuries and one half-century in that competition.


Which Indian scored the most runs in a single Asia Cup edition?

Indian star Virat Kohli records the most runs in a single ODI Asia Cup for India with 357 runs in the 2012 edition. In that competition, the right-handed batter hit two centuries and one half-century.


Which Pakistani scored the most runs in a single Asia Cup edition?

Shoaib Malik records the most runs for Pakistan in a single Asia Cup (ODI) tournament. The right-handed batter scored 316 runs in the Asia Cup 2004 with the help of two centuries.


Which Bangladeshi scored the most runs in a single Asia Cup edition?

While there is no Bangladeshi cricketer to record the most runs in a single Asia Cup (ODI) tournament, Mushfiqur Rahim holds the record for most runs for Bangladesh in a single ODI Asia Cup edition. In the Asia Cup 2018, Rahim scored 302 runs in five innings, thanks to one century and one half-century.   


Which Afghanistan scored the most runs in a single Asia Cup edition?

Just like Bangladesh, Afghanistan also haven’t any leading run-scorer in a single ODI Asia Cup tournament. Meanwhile, Mohammad Shahzad records most runs for Afghanistan in a single Asia Cup (ODI) edition with 268 runs in five innings in 2018, including one hundred and one half-century.


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