The 16th edition of the Asia Cup kicked off in Pakistan with the opening game between Pakistan and Nepal on August 30, 2023. The 2023 tournament will provide much-needed game practice to teams ahead of the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup.

With that, the batters will look to score big runs in the tournament, and Pakistan’s prolific batter Babar Azam showed his intentions to top the run charts in the first match itself. The batter started off with a brilliant knock of 151 against Nepal, thereby leading the chart for most runs in Asia Cup 2023.

Along with Azam, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, and Pathum Nissanka have the potential to end up as the leading run scorers in the 2023 edition.

Now, let’s take a look at the top 10 batsmen with the most runs in the Asia Cup 2023.

Most Runs in Asia Cup 2023

PlayerRunsMatchesInningsH.S.AvgSR100/50
Shubman Gill (IND)302 6612175.5093.491/2
Kusal Mendis (SL)270669245.0085.710/3
Sadeera Samarawickrama (SL)215669335.8389.210/2
Babar Azam (PAK)2075415151.7597.641/0
Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)1955486*97.5094.200/2
Rohit Sharma (IND)1946574*48.50107.770/3
Najmul Hossain Shanto (BAN)1932210496.5085.021/1
Charith Asalanka (SL)1796662*44.7574.270/1
Iftikhar Ahmed (PAK)17953109*89.50122.601/0
Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)173558043.2597.190/2

Key Stats

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Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka has scored the most runs in the tournament’s history. Jayasuriya amassed 1220 with a magnificent average of 53.04. Moreover, Jayasuriya notched up the most runs (378) in a single edition of the Asia Cup in 2008.

Virat Kohli, on the other hand, holds the record for the highest individual score in the tournament’s (ODI) history. Kohli smashed a scintillating 183 against arch-rival Pakistan in the 2012 edition.

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