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Babar is second among batsmen, Not a single Indian is in the top-5

By Vipin - September 8, 2023 - Last updated on Sep 08, 2023 02:12 PM
Babar is second among batsmen, Not a single Indian is in the top-5

In the Asia Cup, 6 matches of group stage and one match of Super-4 stage have been played. The Pakistan leg of the tournament is over, now all the remaining 6 matches will be held in Colombo city of Sri Lanka. There is a 2-day break on September 7 and 8, with the Colombo Super-4 stage matches starting on September 9.

The top wicket taker is dominated by 3 Pakistani bowlers, while Pakistan's Babar Azam is at number two among the top batsmen. In both the places, no Indian player could even make it to the top-5. In this story, we will know the performance of the top players of this tournament after half of the Asia Cup.

2 Bangladeshi in top-5 batter

Bangladesh's Nazmul Hossain Shanto has played only 2 matches in the tournament so far, but he is the top run scorer. He has scored 193 runs in 2 innings. These include one century and one fifty. Shanto is currently out of the Asia Cup due to injury.

After him, Pakistan captain Babar Azam has scored 168 runs in 3 matches. At third place is Mehdi Hasan Miraj of Bangladesh, who has scored 117 runs. No player of Team India is even in the race for top-5 players.

Top 5 scorrer in asia cup 2023


1. Najmul Hossain Shanto

2. Babar Azam

3. Mehidy Hasan

4. Rasmat ullah shahidi

5. Iftikhar Ahmed

Only 4 players could score a century in 7 matches

There were 2 centuries scored in the opening match between Nepal and Pakistan. Babar Azam scored 151 and Iftikhar Ahmed scored 109 runs. Babar also has the highest individual score this time. Apart from this, only two centuries were scored in the tournament, both by Bangladeshi players in the group stage match against Afghanistan.

Mehdi Hasan retired hurt after scoring 112 runs, this score is the second highest score of the tournament. Shanto had scored 104 runs. Apart from these 4 players, no other player could score a century in the tournament.

3 Pakistani fast bowlers in top-5 bowlers

The race for the wicket-taker bowlers of the tournament is dominated by Pakistani pacers. Haris Rauf has taken the maximum 9 wickets in 3 matches. After him Naseem Shah and Shaheen Shah Afridi have taken 7-7 wickets in the same number of matches.

Bangladesh has two fast bowlers at number four and number five. Right arm pacer Taskin Ahmed has taken 6 wickets in 3 matches. On the other hand, left arm pacer Shoriful Islam has 5 wickets in the same number of matches.

Top-5 bowlers in asia cup 2023


1. Haris Rauf

2. Naseem Shah

3. Shaheen Afridi

4. Taskin Ahmed

5. Shoriful Islam

No bowler could take 5 wickets in the innings

So far in the tournament, bowlers have taken 4 wickets in an innings 7 times, but no bowler could take 5 wickets. Haris Rauf currently holds the record for best bowling, he took 4 wickets for just 19 runs against Bangladesh. After him, Pakistan's leg spinner Shadab Khan took 4 wickets for 27 runs against Nepal.

At number three is Sri Lankan fast bowler Mathish Pathirana, who took 4 wickets for 32 runs against Bangladesh. Ravindra Jadeja has done the best bowling in an innings from India, he took 3 wickets for 40 runs against Nepal.

Hardik top scorer from India, Jadeja top wicket taker


India's top run scorer is Hardik Pandya. He has 87 runs in 2 matches at an average of 87. After him, captain Rohit Sharma has 85 runs in 2 matches at an average of 85. Among the bowlers, Ravindra Jadeja and Mohammad Siraj have taken 3-3 wickets from India.

The wickets of Indian bowlers are less than the rest of the bowlers because the team has so far only bowled the full 50 overs against Nepal. The bowlers did not get a chance to bowl due to rain against Pakistan.

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