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Most Wickets In Every Asia Cup ODI Tournament

The ODI Asia Cup tournament is not only known for some great batting dominance but also for some top bowling performances. We are going through the most wickets in every tournament in the Asia Cup (ODI) history.

Sandipan Ghosh
Last updated: 14.09.2023
Most Wickets In Every Asia Cup ODI Tournament

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The ODI format of the Asia Cup hasn’t only seen the dominance of the batters, but it has also experienced high-quality bowling performances. 


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Here, we are going through the most wickets in the Asia Cup (ODI format) history.

Article Contents:

  • Who has most wickets in Asia Cup

  • Table of most wickets

  • Which spinner has most wickets in Asia Cup

  • Table of spinners with the most wickets

  • Which pacer has most wickets in Asia Cup

  • Table of pacers with the most wickets

  • Who has most wickets for Sri Lanka

  • Who has the most wickets for India

  • Who has the most wickets for Pakistan

  • Who has the most wickets for Bangladesh

  • Who has the most wickets for Afghanistan

  • Table of Most wickets for each Full Member (Test playing teams)


Q. Who has most wickets in Asia Cup (ODI format)?

A. Legendary Sri Lankan off-spinner Muthiah Muralidaran has the most wickets in the ODI Asia Cup history. He took 30 wickets in 24 innings, including one four-wicket haul and one five-wicket haul.


Most wickets in the Asia Cup history (only ODI format)


Player (Team)

Matches (Innings)

Wickets

Average

Economy rate

4wks/

5wks

Best bowling figures

Muthiah Muralidaran (Sri Lanka)

24 (24)

30

28.83

3.75

1/1

5/31

Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)

14 (14)

29

20.55

4.65

1/3

5/34

Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)

8 (8)

26

10.42

3.98

2/2

6/13

Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan)

12 (12)

25

19.40

4.21

0/0

3/26

Ravindra Jadeja (India)

18 (17)

24

25.16

4.27

2/0

4/29

Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka)

19 (19)

23

27.78

4.19

0/0

3/30

Abdur Razzak (Bangladesh)

18 (18)

22

36.18

4.67

0/0

3/17

Sanath Jayasuriya (Sri Lanka)

25 (21)

22

30.31

4.48

1/0

4/49

Irfan Pathan (India)

12 (12)

22

27.50

5.54

1/0

4/32

Shakib Al Hasan (Bangladesh)

17 (17)

21

36.66

4.77

1/0

4/42

(Updated till September 12, 2023)

 

Q. Which spinner has most wickets in Asia Cup (ODI format)?

A. Sri Lankan off-spinner Muthiah Muralidaran records the most wickets as a spinner in the Asia Cup (ODI) history with 30 wickets in 24 innings.


Spinners with the most wickets in the Asia Cup history (only ODI format)


Player (Team)

Matches (Innings)

Wickets

Average

Economy rate

4wks/

5wks

Best bowling figures

Muthiah Muralidaran (Sri Lanka)

24 (24)

30

28.83

3.75

1/1

5/31

Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka)

8 (8)

26

10.42

3.98

2/2

6/13

Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan)

12 (12)

25

19.40

4.21

0/0

3/26

Ravindra Jadeja (India)

18 (17)

24

25.16

4.27

2/0

4/29

Abdur Razzak (Bangladesh)

18 (18)

22

36.18

4.67

0/0

3/17

(Updated till September 12, 2023)


Q. Which pacer has most wickets in Asia Cup (ODI format)?

A. Sri Lankan right-arm fast bowler Lasith Malinga holds the record for most wickets as a pacer in the Asia Cup (ODI) history with 29 wickets in 14 innings.


Pacers with the most wickets in the Asia Cup history (only ODI format)

Player (Team)

Matches (Innings)

Wickets

Average

Economy rate

4wks/

5wks

Best bowling figures

Lasith Malinga (Sri Lanka)

14 (14)

29

20.55

4.65

1/3

5/34

Chaminda Vaas (Sri Lanka)

19 (19)

23

27.78

4.19

0/0

3/30

Irfan Pathan (India)

12 (12)

22

27.50

5.54

1/0

4/32

Mashrafe Mortaza (Bangladesh)

19 (19)

18

48.22

5.69

0/0

2/25

Abdul Razzaq (Pakistan)

11 (11)

16

20.18

4.28

1/0

4/29

(Updated till September 12, 2023)


Q. Who has most wickets for Sri Lanka in Asia Cup (ODI format)?

A. Legendary off-spinner Muthiah Muralidaran holds the most wickets record for Sri Lanka in the ODI Asia Cup history with 30 wickets in 24 innings.


Q. Who has the most wickets in Asia Cup (ODI format) for India?

A. The left-arm spinner Ravindra Jadeja records the most wickets for India in the Asia Cup (ODI) history with 24 wickets in 17 innings.


Q. Who has the most wickets in Asia Cup (ODI format) for Pakistan?

A. The off-spinner Saeed Ajmal holds the record for most wickets for Pakistan in the ODI Asia Cup history with 25 wickets in 12 innings.


Q. Who has the most wickets in Asia Cup (ODI format) for Bangladesh?

A. Among the Bangladesh bowlers, the slow-left-arm orthodox bowler Abdur Razzak records Bangladesh’s most wickets in the Asia Cup (ODI) history with 22 wickets in 18 innings. 


Q. Who has the most wickets for Afghanistan in Asia Cup (ODI format)?

A. The leg-spinner Rashid Khan holds the most wickets record for Afghanistan in the ODI Asia Cup tournament with 12 wickets in seven innings.


Most wickets for each Full Member (Test playing teams) in the Asia Cup history (only ODI format)


Player (Team)

Matches (Innings)

Wickets

Average

Economy rate

100s/50s

Highest score

Muthiah Muralidaran (Sri Lanka)

24 (24)

30

28.83

3.75

1/1

5/31

Saeed Ajmal (Pakistan)

12 (12)

25

19.40

4.21

0/0

3/26

Ravindra Jadeja (India)

18 (17)

24

25.16

4.27

2/0

4/29

Abdur Razzak (Bangladesh)

18 (18)

22

36.18

4.67

0/0

3/17

Rashid Khan (Afghanistan)

7 (7)

12

25.08

4.54

0/0

3/46

(Updated till September 12, 2023, including when the team hadn’t the Test status)

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