Asia Cup has been played since 1984 among the best Asian teams. This is a multinational tournament that takes place once every two years. It started with the ODI format, but after the introduction of the T20, it was played in the 20-over format. There have been two 20-over editions, and the first was played in 2016.
India won the first edition, while the second edition, which took place in 2022, was won by Sri Lanka. This article will see the list of highest run scorers in Asia Cup T20 editions. Virat Kohli is at the top and is pretty far ahead of the second-ranked batter. So let’s check it out.
Most Runs in T20 Asia Cup
|Virat Kohli (IND)||2016-2022||10||429||122*||85.80||132.00||1/3|
|Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)||2022-2022||6||281||78*||56.20||117.57||0/3|
|Rohit Sharma (IND)||2016-2022||9||271||83||30.11||141.14||0/2|
|Babar Hayat (HKG)||2016-2022||5||235||122||47.00||146.87||1/2|
|Ibrahim Zadran (AFG)||2022-2022||5||196||64*||65.33||104.25||0/1|
|Bhanuka Rajapaksa (SL)||2022-2022||6||191||71*||47.75||149.21||0/1|
|Sabbir Rahman (BAN)||2016-2022||6||181||80||36.20||122.29||0/1|
|Muhammad Usman (UAE)||2016-2016||7||176||46||29.33||118.12||0/0|
|Najibullah Zadran (AFG)||2016-2022||8||176||60*||35.20||157.14||0/1|
|P Nissanka (SL)||2022-2022||6||173||55*||34.60||115.33||0/2|
5. Ibrahim Zadran (AFG)
Afghanistan opener Ibrahim Zadran was in great form during the 2022 edition and scored runs for his team. He played only one T20 edition and scored 196 runs in five innings at a brilliant average of 65.33 and a strike rate of 104.25. His highest score was 64 not out.
4. Babar Hayat (HKG)
Not many of you would know about Babar Hayat, but he is featured on this list. In fact, he was the first player to hit a century in the T20 Asia Cup edition. He played five games in total and scored 235 runs at an average of 47 and a strike rate of 146.87. Babar scored one century and one fifty, with a best of 122 vs Oman in 2016.
3. Rohit Sharma (IND)
Rohit Sharma has been one of the top scorers in the shorter format. He has scored runs everywhere. In T20 Asia Cup history, he has played nine matches and scored 271 runs at an average of 30.11 and a strike rate of 141.14. Rohit has scored two half-centuries, with a best of 83.
2. Mohammad Rizwan (PAK)
Pakistan’s star wicketkeeper, Mohammad Rizwan, is second on this list. The star batter has only played in the 2016 season and was the highest scorer in that competition. He helped his team qualify for the finals. Rizwan scored 281 runs in six innings at an average of 56.20 and a strike rate of 117.57, including three half-centuries and a best of 78 not out.
1. Virat Kohli (IND)
Virat Kohli has scored the most runs in T20 internationals, just like he has in the T20 Asia Cup. He has played in both T20 Asia Cup editions. In nine innings played, Virat has scored 429 runs at an excellent average of 85.80 and a strike rate of 132. He has smashed a century and three half-centuries. His best of 122 not out came against Afghanistan in the 2022 edition.