Asian cricketing giants are set to face each other in the upcoming Asia Cup 2023. The format of the upcoming tournament will help teams fine-tune their preparations ahead of the ODI World Cup. The Asia Cup has been organised in both T20 and ODI formats in the past, according to the upcoming world events.

The shorter format has seen more attraction from fans, but the 50-over format has been more interesting with some intense matches. From Tendulkar’s 100th century to Virat Kohli’s one-man show against Pakistan, batters have put up some amazing performances in the past. So, who is the highest run scorer in the Asia Cup ODI format? In the ODI format of the tournament, Sri Lanka legend Sanath Jayasuriya has the most runs.

He leads the chart with more than 1200 runs in 25 matches at an average of 53.04. Jayasuriya has hammered six centuries and three half-centuries in the tournament. Who can forget his amazing partnership with Kumar Sangakkara against Bangladesh in 2008? Both batters added more than 200 runs to win the game and book their spot in the finals of the tournament.

Second on the list of highest run-getters is Sangakkara itself. Another Lankan legend, Kumar Sangakkara, has been phenomenal throughout this tournament. He scored three centuries in 2008 and became one of the most successful batters. Sangakkara has scored 1075 runs in 24 matches at an average of 48.86, with four centuries and eight half centuries.

Who is the highest run scorer for India?

Speaking about the most successful team in the history of the Asia Cup, Indian legend Sachin Tendulkar leads the chart with more than 950 runs. He has scored 971 runs in 23 matches at an average of 51.10. In 2012, Tendulkar scored his 100th century against Bangladesh and etched his name in the cricket annals with golden words. However, India lost the game, but that century gave a sigh of relief to Indian fans.

Closely following him Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik is the fourth-highest run scorer in the tournament’s ODI format. Malik has scored 786 runs in 17 matches at a whopping average of 65.50. He has been phenomenal with the bat, hammering three centuries and three half-centuries. He is being closely chased by India skipper Rohit Sharma. Rohit has scored 745 runs in 22 matches at an average of 46.56. Team India will look to him to score some more runs in the upcoming tournament.

Most Run Scores in Asia Cup 2023:

1Shubman GillIND302675.512193.535612
2Kusal MendisSL2706459285.712753
3Sadeera SamarawickramaSL215635.839389.211922
4Babar AzamPAK207551.7515197.642041
5Mohammad RizwanPAK195597.58694.21932
6Rohit SharmaIND194648.574107.7821113
7Nazmul Hossain ShantoBAN193296.510485.0216211
8Charith AsalankaSL179644.756274.271331
9Iftikhar AhmedPAK179589.5109122.61661
10Shakib Al HasanBAN173543.258097.191842
11KL RahulIND169484.511189.421621
12Mehidy Hasan MirazBAN158539.511284.041231
13Towhid HridoyBAN158531.68268.71232
14Ishan KishanIND143647.678281.711331
15Pathum NissankaSL1326224178.5717

*Last Updated on 17th September 2023 after IND vs SL Final


Most Runs in Asia Cup History:

Sanath JayasuriyaSL1990-200825122013053.041190102.526313923
Kumar SangakkaraSL2004-201424107512148.86127284.51481077
Sachin TendulkarIND1990-20122397111451.1113685.472710815
Shoaib MalikPAK2000-20181778614365.586790.6533768
Rohit SharmaIND2008-201823756111*44.4789984.09166017
Arjuna RanatungaSL1984-199719741131*5789582.791649+7+
Mushfiqur RahimBAN2008-20182169914436.7882784.52225410
Mahela JayawardeneSL2000-2014286747829.376987.6407706
MS DhoniIND2008-201819648109*64.873987.68134712
Aravinda de SilvaSL1984-20002464596*32.2577383.440444+4+

Most Runs in Asia Cup ODI Format History:

1Sanath Jayasuriya1220
2Kumar Sangakkara1075
3Sachin Tendulkar971
4Shoaib Malik786
5Rohit Sharma745