Most wickets in Asia Cup

The Asia Cup 2023 is right around the corner and the best teams from the continent will be keen on getting their hands on the coveted title when the event kicks off on August 30. It is worth noting that the Asia Cup 2023 will be held in the 50-over format due to the ODI World Cup 2023 rapidly approaching.

In the ODI format Asia Cup, there have been many bowlers who have made significant impacts for their respective sides in the tournament. Continuing on the same, let us have a look at the top three players with the most wickets in the Asia Cup.

3. Ajantha Mendis – 26

Former Sri Lanka cricketer Ajantha Mendis is one of the highest wicket-takers in the ODI format Asia Cup. Having played just eight matches in the tournament, Mendis took a whopping 26 wickets in the competition and established himself as one of the dominant forces in the tournament. He took all of those wickets while maintaining an economy of 3.98.

2. Lasith Malinga – 29

Legendary former Sri Lanka pacer Lasith Malinga holds the record for the second most wickets taken by any bowler in the ODI format of the Asia Cup. Malinga played 14 matches and took 29 wickets at an economy of 4.65. In his illustrious career. He became one of the most feared pacers in world cricket and he showcased it in the ODI Asia Cup.

1. Muttiah Muralitharan – 30

Legendary former spinner Muttiah Muralitharan sits atop the list of bowlers with the most wickets in the ODI format of the Asia Cup. Having played 24 matches in the marquee event, Muralitharan took a whopping 30 wickets and was one of the finest bowlers of his time in both formats of the game.