Sri Lanka has certainly done well in the field of Asia Cup. They have won plenty of times, because of which they are taken as one of the strongest contenders. Till now, Sri Lanka has participated in the most number of Asia Cups, that is 15. After India, Sri Lanka has won the most number of Asia Cup titles. They have won a total of 6 titles.
Best performers of Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup
There is no doubt that Sri Lanka has given the best individual performers in the tournament. From the highest wicket-taker to the highest run-getter. All belong to the Sri Lankan cricket team. You can see the list of the best performers from the Sri Lankan cricket team below.
Most run in a tournament
The record for scoring the most number of runs in one single tournament is to the Sanath Jayasuriya. He scored 378 runs in the 2008, and till now nobody has been able to break that record.
Highest Average in Asia Cup
The record of having the best average in the tournament is to the name of Angelo Mathews. From 2010 to 2018, he averages 82.75 in the tournament. That is certainly a great average in the limited-overs format.
This is certainly the record that no individual would like to have with its name. Unfortunately, Mahila Jayawardene has got the most number of ducks, that is 3.
The name is none other than Sanath Jayasuriya. He has got 6 centuries. That is certainly a big achievement. Right now there is no other player who is close to him.
Kumar Sangakkara is having the record to make the most number of fifties. That is total 12. In the near future, it doesn’t look like that anybody is going to reach close to his record.
Best bowling figures
In the year 2008 Ajantha Mendis was certainly biggest threat for all the batsman. Even in Asia cup he went on to perform really well. He achieved the best bowling figures ever in the history of Asia cup, that is 6/13 in the year 2008.
Most wickets in a tournament
The record of taking most number of wickets in single Asia Cup tournament is also to the name of Ajantha Mendis, that is 17. Isn’t it amazing?
So, now you know the name of the best individual performers from the Asia Cup. Lets see who is going to make new records in the next edition of Asia Cup.