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Top 5 Indian Scorers in Asia Cup History | Cricketers Who Lit Up the Asia Cup

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Asia Cup 2023 is commencing on 30th August 2023, with the opening clash between Pakistan and Nepal. Asia Cup 2023 will be played in the ODI format and all the participating teams will aim to perform best in Asia cup. The Asia Cup has been dominated by India, particularly Indian batters. In this blog, we will check out the Indian cricketers with the most runs in the Asia cup history.

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 Top 5 Indian Scorers in Asia Cup

Rank Batter Runs Innings Average Strike Rate Best 100s/50s
1. Sachin Tendulkar 971 21 51.10 85.47 114 2/7
2. Rohit Sharma 745 21 46.56 84.94 111* 1/6
3. MS Dhoni  648 16 64.80 87.68 109* 1/3
4. Virat Kohli 613 10 61.30 97.14 183 3/1
5. Gautam Gambhir 573 13 44.07 89.95 100 1/5

Sachin Tendulkar

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Sachin Tendulkar often referred to as the ‘God of Cricket‘ is the highest run scorer in the entire Indian cricketing history. The Little Master has 971 runs with an average of 51.10 in Asia Cup. These 971 runs have been bolstered by 2 centuries and 7 half centuries. Sachin with a strike rate of 85.47 in the competition had always been a quick scorer.

Sachin’s famous 100th hundred came in the Asia Cup only. The year was 2012 and the opponent was Bangladesh. Sadly for him and millions of fans, Bangladesh emphatically chased down the target and India ended up on the losing side.

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Rohit Sharma

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Rohit Sharma will be the captain of Men in Blue in the Asia Cup 2023. Rohit has 745 runs in his Asia Cup account and he will look forward to surpassing the great Sachin Tendulkar to become the highest Indian run-scorer in this continental competition. With a strike rate of 84.94, he is at 5th position in the list of all-time Asia Cup run scorers.

MS Dhoni

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MS Dhoni, the World Cup-winning captain of India features at number 3 in the list of  Indians with the most runs in the Asia Cup. MS has scored 648 runs at an average of 64.80 with 1 ton and 3 fifties. In 2010, India won the Asia Cup title after a long wait of 15 years.  He was the highest run scorer for India in the 2010 edition. He is the Indian Cricket Legend and a once-in-a-lifetime kind of cricketer.

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Virat Kohli

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Virat Kohli features at number 4 in the list of Indians with the most Asia Cup runs. King Kohli has scored 613 runs in 10 matches with an average of 61.30.

Kohli is also the only Indian batter to score three hundred in the Asia Cup and was the leading run-scorer for the country in the 2012 and 2016 editions. With a strike rate of 97.14, the prolific batter has scored 3 centuries and 1 fifty in Asia Cup.

Gautam Gambhir

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Gautam Gambhir occupies 5th position amongst the Indian batters with the most Asia Cup runs. This batsman had a brilliant run in 13 Asia Cup innings where he accumulated 573 runs at an average of 44.07. The strike rate of 93.58 tells you how good he was scoring those 613 runs.

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Who is the Indian cricketer with the most runs in Asia Cup history?

Sachin Tendulkar is the only Indian cricketer to have scored over 900 (971) in Asia Cup.

Where does the Indian cricketer with the highest runs in Asia Cup, stand at the global rankings?

Sachin Tendulkar, the highest Indian scorer in Asia Cup stands third in the global rankings of highest scorer in Asia Cup.

Who are the top 5 Indian run-scorers in Asia Cup history?

The top 5 Indian scorers in Asia Cup history are a distinguished group of cricketers who have consistently delivered exceptional performances on this prestigious stage. They are:
>Sachin Tendulkar
>Rohit Sharma
>MS Dhoni
>Virat Kohli
>Gautam Gambhir

Who holds the record for the highest runs in Asia Cup?

S Jayasuriya holds the record for the highest runs in Asia Cup with 1220 runs.

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Saurabh Sameer Karmarkar
Saurabh Sameer Karmarkar
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