The 2022 Asia Cup is all set to commence on the 27th of August in UAE, with Afghanistan taking on Sri Lanka in the series opener. The multi-nation tournament will be played in a T20 format, unlike the 2018 edition, which happened in ODI format.
The tournament is expected to be a blockbuster as all the teams have quality players. The tournament will also serve as a vital chunk of the preparations for the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year.
In today’s listicle, we will look at three active cricketers who have scored the highest runs in the Asia Cup history:
1) Shoaib Malik
The Pakistani batter Shoaib Malik is one of the best batters ever from his country. Malik, who played his last Asia Cup in 2018, has scored 907 runs in just 19 runs with the help of three centuries and four fifties. However, the right-handed batter is not a part of Pakistan’s squad for the Asia Cup 2022. The Babar Azam-led side is looking to give opportunity to youngsters to build a side for the future.
2) Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma led India to a title win in the 2018 Asia Cup and will be eyeing the same this year. He has scored 883 runs in 26 innings, including a ton and seven half-centuries. He can overtake Sachin Tendulkar, who has 971 runs to his name and currently sits at no. 3 in the highest run-getter in the tournament history.
3) Virat Kohli
The Indian veteran batter Virat Kohli played his last Asia Cup in 2016 and will be in action in the 2022 edition. He has smashed 766 runs in just 14 innings averaging 63.83, including three tons and two half-centuries. The 33-year-old cricketer would be hoping continue dominating the tournament with his bat as he has been out of the form of late.