The Asia Cup has always been a highly anticipated and closely analysed tournament to watch for all the fans and cricket experts from various parts of the world. The tournament will be featuring several Asian Giants who will be fighting it out amongst themselves to find out who’s the ultimate dominator in Asia.
Over the years the Asia Cup has provided the fans with several memorable moments to cherish for several years to come. The teams have always given their 100% on the field to finish on the winning end. India with 7 titles to its name is the most successful team in the tournament’s history.
A major reason for India’s brilliant results in the tournament is its batting department which has always been spot on in crucial situations. It’s time for us to have a look at India’s top three batsmen with the most runs in a single edition of the Asia Cup.
3. Virender Sehwag (348 runs in 2008 Asia cup)
At no.3 in the list is India’s blistering opening batsman, Virendra Sehwag. The right-handed batsman had scored a total of 348 runs in 5 matches he played in that season of the Asia Cup.
He maintained an average of 69.90 throughout the season. His highest score was that of 119 which came against India’s arch-rivals Pakistan in a stiff run chase of 300.
2. Virat Kohli (357 runs in 2012 Asia Cup)
At no.2 in the list of top run scorers in a single Asia Cup edition is India’s run machine, Virat Kohli. Back in 2012, Virat Kohli at 24 years of age scored 357 runs in 3 matches of the Asia cup. He maintained a stunning average of 119.
His highest score was 183 against Pakistan. The match will be remembered due to India’s incredibly chasing down a total of 330 banking on Virat Kohli’s sensational knock.
1. Suresh Raina (372 runs in 2008 Asia Cup)
At the top position in the list is India’s formidable middle-order batsman, Suresh Raina. The left-handed batsman scored a total of 372 runs in the six matches that he played in the tournament that year. He had an average of 74.4.
His highest score was that of 116 which came against Bangladesh during India’s run chase of 287. He smashed two centuries and two half-centuries and was the second highest run-scorer in Asia Cup 2008.