A men’s one-day international and twenty-twenty international cricket competition is called the Asian Cricket Council Asia Cup. It was established in 1983 when the Asian Cricket Council was launched to foster goodwill among Asian nations. The Asia Cup is the only cricket continental championship. The ODI and T20 formats are switched off every two years. India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh have participated in 13 Asia Cups, while Sri Lanka has played in 14. Bangladesh Cricket Team was runner-up in the 2012 and 2018 Asia Cup ODI tournaments and the 2016 Asia Cup T20I tournament. Let us now look at the top 10 players from Bangladesh who have scored the most runs in Asia Cup.
1. Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim
Mohammad Mushfiqur Rahim is a right-hand wicketkeeper-batsman from Bangladesh who played in the Asia Cup from 2008 to 2018. He has played 21 games and has scored 699 runs with an average of 36.78 and a strike rate of 84.52 with two hundred and two fifties.
2. Tamim Iqbal
Tamim Iqbal is a left hand opening batsman. He made his debut in the Asia Cup in 2008 and has played till 2018. During this time, he played 13 games and scored 519 runs in 13 innings with a strike rate of 81.34 and an average of 43.25 with six fifties.
3. Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan is a Bangladeshi allrounder. Hasan played his first game in the Asia Cup in 2010 and has scored 402 runs in 13 games with an average of 33.50 and a strike rate of 103.07 with three fifties.
4. Athar Ali Khan
Athar Ali Khan is a right-hand batsman who played in Bangladesh from 1988 to 1997. He scored 368 runs in 11 games with an average of 36.80 and a strike rate of 57.41 with the help of two fifties.
5. Mohammad Akram Hussain Khan
Mohammad Akram Hussain Khan is a right-hand middle-order batsman. He played from 1988 to 2000 and scored 345 runs in 13 games with an average of 28.75 and a strike rate of 63.30. He has scored two fifties.
6. Mohammad Mahmudullah
Mohammad Mahmudullah is a right-hand allrounder. He started playing in the Asia Cup 50 overs format in 2008 and played till 2018. Mahmudullah scored 328 runs playing 20 games and has an average of 25.23 in 19 innings with a strike rate of 62.47 with one fifty-plus score.
7. Mohammad Ashraful
Mohammad Ashraful is a right-hand middle-order batsman from Bangladesh. His international career lasted till 2013, and he played in the Asia Cup from 2004 to 2010. Ashraful played 12 games and scored 316 runs with an average of 26.33 and a strike rate of 62.69. He scored one hundred and one fifty.
8. Mohammad Javed Omar Belim
Mohammad Javed Omar Belim is a right-hand opening batsman. He played seven games from 2010 to 2018 in the Asia Cup and scored 250 runs with an average of 41.66 and a strike rate of 55.92 with three fifty-plus scores.
9. Imrul Kayes
Imrul Kayes is a left-hand opening batsman from Bangladesh. He is playing in the Asia Cup since 2010 and has played till 2018. Kayes scored 248 runs in seven games with an average of 41.33 and a strike rate of 72.94 with three fifty-plus scores.
10. Mohammad Aminul
Mohammad Aminul Islam is a right-hand middle-order batsman. Islam played 14 games and has scored 238 runs in 14 innings. He played in the Asia Cup from 1988 to 2000 and has an average of 18.30 with a strike rate of 51.51.