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Asia Cup’s Glorious Stats Records

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Asia Cup’s Glorious Stats Records

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The 16th edition of the Asia Cup, which will be held in a combination of Pakistan and Sri Lanka, will return to using the 50-over format. Six countries – Sri Lanka, Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, and Nepal – will participate in the tournament to vie for the esteemed title of Asia’s top team.

The 2023 Asia Cup, which will take place in the One Day International (ODI) format, will feature the leading cricketing nations from the continent as they vie for the highly sought-after trophy. Since its inception in 1984, the tournament has witnessed numerous remarkable performances on the cricket field.

As Bangladesh gets ready for the six-team Asia Cup starting on August 30, here’s a review of the tournament’s past records. The team will be led by all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.

Bangladesh has been part of the Asia Cup since its second edition in 1986, hosted by Sri Lanka. Interestingly, India did not participate in that particular tournament due to strained relations with the Sri Lankan board. This situation allowed Bangladesh, a former associate member, to enter the competition.


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Bangladesh has had the distinction of hosting the Asia Cup five times. The first opportunity came in 1988, marking their inaugural hosting. After a significant gap, Dhaka again hosted the event in 2000. The country continued to hold the tournament three more times: in 2012, 2014, and 2016. Additionally, the United Arab Emirates has hosted the Asia Cup four times, including the very first edition of the competition.

Sri Lanka has been a participant in all 15 editions of the Asia Cup. On the other hand, Bangladesh, Pakistan, and India have taken part 14 times in this premier tournament of Asia.

Out of the 15 tournaments held so far, India stands as the leader with the highest number of victories at seven. Sri Lanka followed closely with six victories, while Pakistan secured the final two victories. Meanwhile, Bangladesh is still in pursuit of their first title in the Asia Cup.

Sri Lanka’s batting icon, Sanath Jayasuriya, is the record holder for the highest run-scorer in the history of the Asia Cup. Throughout his career in this tournament, the dynamic left-handed batter accumulated a total of 1220 runs. This impressive feat was achieved across 25 One Day Internationals (ODIs) played between 1990 and 2008, resulting in an impressive average of 53.04 in the Asia Cup. Remarkably, Jayasuriya also holds the record for the most centuries in the tournament, having scored six of them.

Muttiah Muralitharan, the well-known Sri Lankan spinner, holds the distinction of being the highest wicket-taker in the history of the Asia Cup. Across his participation in 24 One Day Internationals (ODIs) from 1995 to 2010, he claimed a total of 30 wickets.

Virat Kohli, India’s standout batsman, holds the record for the highest number of individual runs scored in a single Asia Cup One Day International (ODI) inning. Back in 2012, he notched an impressive 183 runs against arch-rival Pakistan in Mirpur, Bangladesh. This remarkable innings still stands as Kohli’s highest score in the ODI format.


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