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Who are The Top Run Scorers And Wicket Takers in Asia cup 2023?

By Akanksha - September 13, 2023 - Last updated on Sep 13, 2023 01:29 PM
Who are The Top Run Scorers And Wicket Takers in Asia cup 2023?

Under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, Team India continued their winning streak in the ongoing Asia Cup 2023 by defeating Sri Lanka in the Super 4 match held in Colombo on the night of September 12. This victory secured India's spot in the tournament's final. The match at R Premadasa Stadium saw India triumph over Sri Lanka by a margin of 41 runs. In this article, we'll delve into the top run-scorers and leading wicket-takers in the Asia Cup 2023 after the India vs. Sri Lanka encounter.

India's journey to the Asia Cup 2023 final:

India successfully defended a total of 213 runs against Sri Lanka. The highlight of India's innings was Rohit Sharma's fifty, but Dunith Wellalage's impressive five-wicket haul limited India's scoring. Sri Lanka's chase faced early setbacks as India's bowlers, led by Jasprit Bumrah and Kuldeep Yadav, picked up crucial wickets at regular intervals. Despite some resistance, Sri Lanka's innings concluded at 172 runs, falling short of the target.

This victory secured India's place in the Asia Cup 2023 final. While India's batting had its moments, it was their strong bowling performance that sealed the win. This outcome will undoubtedly boost India's confidence as they move forward in the tournament.

Asia Cup 2023 Super 4 Points Table:

Super Fours Match Won Lost Tied Pts NRR
India 2 2 0 0 4 +2.690
Sri Lanka 2 1 1 0 2 -0.200
Pakistan 2 1 1 0 0 -1.892
Bangladesh 2 0 2 0 0 -0.749

India secured another victory in the Super 4 stage of the Asia Cup 2023, defeating Sri Lanka by 41 runs and earning two points. With consecutive wins in the Super 4 stage, India has secured their spot in the finals. They currently possess a Net Run Rate (NRR) of +2.690. India has one more game remaining against Bangladesh before the finals, scheduled for September 17. Sri Lanka also has 2 points, having won one game and lost one. They, along with Pakistan, share the same number of points. Both teams will compete for a spot in the finals against India, with Sri Lanka and Pakistan facing each other on September 14. Bangladesh, currently in fourth place, no longer has a chance to qualify for the finals.

Asia Cup 2023 - Top Scorers and Wicket-Takers

Top Run-Scorers:

Following the India vs. Sri Lanka match, the highest run-scorers list witnessed several changes, with India's captain, Rohit Sharma, joining the ranks as the top run-scorer with 194 runs, thanks to his three consecutive fifties. Bangladeshi top-order batsman Najmul Hossain Shanto is just one run behind with 193 runs in two innings, although he missed the last two games due to a hamstring injury. Pakistan's captain, Babar Azam, ranks third on this list with 178 runs in 3 innings, including a high score of 151 in the tournament opener. Sri Lanka's Sadeera Samarwickrama follows as the fourth-leading run-scorer in the tournament with 167 runs in 4 innings, despite only managing to score 17 in the game against India. Kusal Mendis rounds out the top five with 162 runs in 4 innings.

Top 5 Leading Run-Scorers in the Asia Cup 2023:

  1. Rohit Sharma (India) - 194 Runs
  2. Najmul Hossain Shanto (Bangladesh) - 193 Runs
  3. Babar Azam (Pakistan) - 178 Runs
  4. Sadeera Samarawickrama (Sri Lanka) - 167 Runs
  5. Kusal Mendis (Sri Lanka) - 162 Runs

Leading Wicket-Takers:

At the top of the wicket-takers list is Pakistan's Haris Rauf with nine wickets. However, he didn't bowl against India due to a bowling arm strain. India's left-arm spinner Kuldeep Yadav now occupies the second position among the leading wicket-takers with 9 wickets, thanks to his impressive bowling figures of 5/25 and 4/43 in two games. Dunith Wellalage has also entered the list, with his 5/40 performance against India, which puts him on par with Haris Rauf and Kuldeep Yadav, both having taken nine wickets. Bangladesh's fast bowler Taskin Ahmed follows as the fourth player on the list with nine wickets, maintaining an economy rate of 5.13 in four games played so far. Matheesha Pathirana holds the fifth position in the list of leading wicket-takers in the Asia Cup 2023. He shares the spot with Pakistan's fast bowler Shaheen Afridi, both having taken eight wickets in the tournament thus far.

Top 5 Leading Wicket-Takers in the Asia Cup 2023:

  1. Haris Rauf (Pakistan) - 9 Wickets
  2. Kuldeep Yadav (India) - 9 Wickets
  3. Dunith Wellalage (Sri Lanka) - 9 Wickets
  4. Taskin Ahmed (Bangladesh) - 9 Wickets
  5. Matheesha Pathirana (Sri Lanka) - 8 Wickets

Also Read: Which Teams Will Play in the Final of Asia Cup 2023?

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