Asia Cup 2018: A look at Asia Cup History in Statistics

All the major stats and numbers you need to know about Asia Cup history.

14th Asia Cup will be played in UAE from 15 September to 28 September 2018 (Photo - espncricinfo)

Asia Cup is an ODI and T20I tournament played between the members of Asian Cricket Council. The first edition of Asia Cup was held in 1984 in Sharjah and since then, 13 editions have been played and the latest, 14th edition will be played in UAE in ODI format from 15 September to 28 September.

India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Hong Kong are taking part in it. First 12 editions were played in ODI format and the 13th edition was played in the T20I format in 2016. 

India with 6 titles (5 in ODI format and 1 in T20I) is the most successful team. Sri Lanka also has won this tournament 5 times while Pakistan won only twice. And here is a look at Asia Cup history in numbers. 

All the major stats and numbers you need to know about Asia Cup history :India have won Asia Cup record 6 times (Photo - getty)

1. Result Summary -

 Year  Host  Winner  Runner-up
 1984  UAE  India  Sri Lanka
 1986  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka    Pakistan
 1988  Bangladesh    India  Sri Lanka
 1990-91    India  India  Sri Lanka
 1995  UAE  India  Sri Lanka
 1997  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka  India
 2000  Bangladesh  Pakistan  Sri Lanka
 2004  Sri Lanka  Sri Lanka  India
 2008  Pakistan  Sri Lanka  India
 2010  Sri Lanka  India  Sri Lanka
 2012  Bangladesh  Pakistan  Bangladesh
 2014  Bangladesh  Sri Lanka  Pakistan
 2016  Bangladesh  India  Bangladesh  

* First 12 editions were played in ODI format while 13th and last edition was played in T20I format in 2016.

2. Most titles -

India - 6 (5 in ODI format + 1 in T20I format)

Sri Lanka - 5

Pakistan - 2

3. Team records (ODI format) - 

 Team  Mat  Won  Lost  Tied  NR
 India  43  26  16  0  1
 Sri Lanka  48  34  14  0  0
 Pakistan  40      24       15       0         1     
 Bangladesh    37  4  33  0  0
 Afghanistan  4  1  3  0  0
 Hong Kong  4  0  4  0  0
 UAE  4  0  4  0  0

4. Highest totals -

Pakistan - 385/7 vs Bangladesh at Dambulla, 2010

India - 374/4 vs Hong Kong at Karachi, 2008

Sri Lanka - 357/9 vs Bangladesh at Lahore, 2008

Pakistan - 343/5 vs Hong Kong at Colombo, 2004

5. Lowest totals -

Bangladesh - 87 vs Pakistan at Dhaka, 2000

Bangladesh - 94 vs Pakistan at Moratuwa, 1986

Sri Lanka - 96 vs India at Sharjah, 1984

Bangladesh - 99/8 vs India at Chittagong, 1988


Batting records :Sanath Jayasuriya holds the record of most runs in Asia Cup.

1. Most runs -

 Player  Team  Mat  Inns  Runs  Avg  SR  HS  100  50
 Sanath Jayasuriya  SL  25  24  1220    53.04    102.52    130     6        3    
 Kumar Sangakkara  SL  24  23  1075  48.86  84.51  121  4  8
 Sachin Tendulkar  IND       23      21      971  51.10  85.47  114  2  7
 Arjuna Ranatunga  SL  19  19  741  57.00  82.79  131*  1  6
 Mahela Jayawardene    SL  28  26  674  29.30  87.64  78  0  7
 Aravinda de Silva  SL  24  22  645  32.25  83.44  96*  0  4
 Marvan Atapattu  SL  13  12  642  64.20  71.09  100  1  6
 Virat Kohli  IND  11  10  613  61.30  97.14  183  3  1
 Inzamam ul Haq  PAK  15  13  591  59.10  89.27  88  0  6

2. Most hundreds -

Sanath Jayasuriya (SL) - 6

Kumar Sangakkara (SL) - 4

Virat Kohli (IND) - 3

Shoaib Malik (PAK) - 3

3. Highest individual scores -

183 - Virat Kohli vs Pakistan at Dhaka, 2012

144 - Younis Khan vs Hong Kong at Colombo, 2004

143 - Shoaib Malik vs Hong Kong at Colombo, 2004

136 - Virat Kohli vs Bangladesh at Fatullah, 2014

135* - Sourav Ganguly vs Bangladesh at Dhaka, 2000

4. Highest batting average (Min 500 runs) -

MS Dhoni - 95.16

Navjot Sidhu - 66.25

Marvan Atapattu - 64.20

Shoaib Malik - 63.88

Virat Kohli - 61.30


Bowling records :

Ajantha Mendis took 6/13 against India in the final of Asia Cup 2008.

1. Most wickets -

 Player  Team  Mat  Inns  Wkts  Avg  BBI  SR  Eco  5w
 M Muralitharan  SL  24   24  30  28.83  5/31  46.0  3.75  1
 A Mendis  SL  8  8  26  10.42  6/13  15.6  3.98  2
 Saeed Ajmal  PAK      12      12       25        19.40    3/26    27.6     4.21    0
 L Malinga  SL  12  12  24  21.12  5/34  27.0  4.68  3    
 Chaminda Vaas    SL  19  19  23  27.78  3/30  39.7   4.19  0
 Irfan Pathan  IND  12   12  22  27.50  4/32  29.7  5.54  0
 S Jayasuriya  SL  25  21  22  30.31  4/49  40.5  4.48  0
 Abdur Razzak  BAN  18  18  22  36.18  3/17  46.4  4.67  0
 Abdul Qadir  PAK  8  8  17  14.76  3/15  24.4  3.62  0
 S Tendulkar  IND  23  15  17  21.41  3/21  26.9  4.76  0

2. Best bowling figures in an innings -

6/13 - Ajantha Mendi (SL) vs IND at Karachi, 2008

5/19 - Aaqib Javed (PAK) vs IND at Shrajah, 1995

5/21 - Arshad Ayub (IND) vs PAK at Dhaka, 1988

5/22 - Ajantha Mendis (SL) vs UAE at Lahore, 2008

3. Best bowling average (Min 15 wkts) -

Ajantha Mendis (SL) - 10.42

Kapil Dev (IND) - 13.00

Abdul Qadir (PAK) - 14.76

Wasim Akram (PAK) - 18.56

Saeed Ajmal (PAK) - 19.40

4. Most five wickets haul -

Lasith Malinga (SL) - 3

Ajantha Mendis (SL) - 2

Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK) / Aaqib Javed (PAK) / Sohail Tanvir (PAK) - 1

Arshad Ayub (IND) / Farveez Maharoof (SL) / M Muralitharan (SL) - 1


By Jasveer Singh Kharra - 13 Sep, 2018

    Share Via