Contact Us
Top banner desktop

Top 5 Players with most Matches played in Asia Cup history

In this article, check out the top 5 players with most matches played in Asia Cup history. Mahela Jayawardene tops the list with 28 matches in Asia Cup history.

Harsh Chopra
Last updated: 16.08.2022
Top 5 Players with most Matches played in Asia Cup history

Get 100% Deposit Bonus on Bilbet

Exclusive bonuses and freebets available in IPL 2024. Turn your Cricket Knowledge into Money!

We are here to talk about another Asia Cup related article and this time we will talk about the players with most Matches played in Asia Cup history and it’s a list of the who’s who of Asian cricket and these players have also been some of the best in world cricket for a long period of time. The Asia Cup is a great proving ground for a lot of young players as well who in the future will be a part of this list as well.

Before we talk about the 5 players in this list who have played the most Matches in the history of Asia Cup it is important to thank most of these players for all their services and all the entertainment they have provided as fans for decades and hopefully the future generations of Asian players dominate like their greats and make Asian cricket proud. So, let’s see the list of the Top 5 Players with most matches played in Asia Cup history.


Mahela Jayawardene (28 Matches)

Advertisement

The record for the most matches played in the history of Asia Cup belongs to the Sri Lankan great Mahela Jayawardene and he has played 28 Matches in his Asia Cup career which has spanned from 2000-2014. In those 28 Matches he has scored 674 runs at an average of 29.30 and taken 15 Catches as well. He is definitely one of the all time greatest world cricketers.


Sanath Jayasuriya (25 Matches)


The second most matches played by a player in Asia Cup history is by Sanath Jayasuriya and he has played 25 Matches in Asus Cup history and his run went from 1990-2008 that means a glorious 18 years at the top of Asia. In this time he scored an amazing 1220 runs at a great average of 53.04. He has scored 6 Hundreds in Asia Cup history. He has also taken 22 wickets in Asia Cup which is one of the best in tournament. So he is an all time Asia Cup legend.


Aravinda De Silva (24 Matches)


The third player on this list is another Sri Lanka great and he is Aravinda De Silva and he has played 24 Matches in Asus Cup history and his run went from 1984-2000 that means 16 years at the top. He scored 645 runs in his Asia Cup career at an average of 32.25 with a highest score of 96*. He has also taken 5 wickets in this tournament.


Muttiah Muralitharan (24 Matches)


The fourth on this list is another Sri Lankan legend and he has also played 24 Matches in his glorious Asia Cup career and he has taken 30 wickets in his Asia Cup career and his run went from 1995-2029 and he is also the second highest wicket taker in the history of this tournament. Muttiah Muralitharan is surely missed by all the Sri Lankan fans and the current team.


Kumar Sangakkara (24 Matches)


The 5th and final member of this list is also a Sri Great and he is Kumar Sangakkara. This list is effectively become the Top 5 Sri Lankan players because no other teams have their players in this list and hopefully a player from either of the teams finds a spot in this list. This list is the who’s who of Sri Lankan cricket and it shows the depth that their game had at one point of time.

Top banner desktop

Chase Your Sport

Stay up-to-date on the latest sports news, stats, expert analysis and trends, including cricket, football, wrestling, tennis, basketball, Formula One and more. Find previews, schedules, results of upcoming events, and fantasy tips on Chase Your Sport.