When Asia Cup bowling and wicket-taking are concerned, the legendary Sri Lankan cricketer and a holder of most bowling records, Muttiah Muralitharan, gets the top position.
Sanath Jayasuriya, who tops the batting records in the tournament, also finds a place in the top ten bowlers of the Asia cup.
Let’s get to the top ten wicket-takers in the Asia Cup tournament.
Most Wickets in Asia Cup (ODIs)
|Muttiah Muralitharan (SL)||30||24||31/5||1|
|Lasith Malinga (SL)||29||14||34/5||3|
|Ajantha Mendis (SL)||26||8||13/6||2|
|Saeed Ajmal (PAK)||25||12||26/3||0|
|Ravindra Jadeja (IND)||25||18||29/4||0|
|Chaminda Vaas (SL)||23||19||30/3||0|
|Irfan Pathan (IND)||22||12||32/4||0|
|Sanath Jayasuriya (SL)||22||21||49/4||0|
|Abdur Razzak (PAK)||22||18||17/3||0|
|Shakib Al Hasan (BAN)||22||18||42/4||0|
Most Wickets in Asia Cup (T20s)
|Bhuvneshwar Kumar (IND)||13||6||4/5||2|
|Amjad Javed (UAE)||12||7||25/3||0|
|Al-Amin Hossain (BAN)||11||5||25/3||0|
|Mohammad Naveed (UAE)||11||7||14/3||0|
|Hardik Pandya (IND)||11||8||8/3||0|
|Rashid Khan (AFG)||11||8||22/3||0|
|Hasaranga de Silva (SL)||9||6||21/3||0|
|Shadab Khan (PAK)||8||5||8/4||1|
|Haris Rauf (PAK)||8||6||29/3||0|
|Mohammad Nawaz (PAK)||8||8||5/3||0|
One can see the dominance of yesteryear Sri Lankan bowlers in the above list.
Muralitharan has picked 30 Wickets in Asia Cup, which is the most by any bowler, and 2 other Lankans follow him at No. 2 & 3. These three bowlers add to a total of 6 5-wicket hauls in the tournament.
The single edition record goes to Mendis, who picked a mighty 17 wickets in the 2008 edition of the Asia Cup, which gained him the Man of the Series trophy that year.
His 13/6 against India in the same year is still the best bowling figure in the tournament.
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