The 2023 Asia Cup is scheduled to be held in Sri Lanka and Pakistan from August 27 to September 11. This year’s Asia Cup is crucial for all the teams as it is a preparatory ground for the upcoming ICC ODI World Cup and probably because of the same reason, the format of the tournament has been kept as ODI.
Team India will be again in the spotlight and they are the strongest team in the Asian continent with some of the best players in international cricket. With seven titles in their collection, Team India has proved every time that it is not an easy task to defeat the giants.
In the past, Team India has registered some records in the tournament, and here is the list we have collected for our readers. The top bookmakers in India have Asia Cup odds with them.
1) Most individual centuries in Asia Cup (ODI)
One of the primary records by team India is that men in blue have scored the most individual centuries in the Asia Cup. This is tied with Pakistan, which also has 16 centuries. The arch-rivals are neck to neck in this record but the Indian team will be looking forward to increasing this number in the upcoming tournament.
From India’s side, the top Indian batsman with the most centuries in the Asia Cup is Virat Kohli, with 3 centuries. Last year, during the Asia Cup itself, Virat Kohli bounced back with his aggressive form against Pakistan and helped team India to score a crucial win.
2) Highest team total in Asia Cup (T20I)
The highest team total in the Asia Cup T20I is 212/2, scored by India against Afghanistan on 8th September 2022 at the Dubai International Stadium. India's opening batsmen, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, put on a 140-run partnership for the first wicket, before Rahul was dismissed for 60.
Sharma continued to bat aggressively and scored 94 runs off 56 balls, including 11 fours and 3 sixes. India's other batsmen also contributed, with Suryakumar Yadav scoring 31 runs and Hardik Pandya scoring 26 runs. India's bowlers then restricted Afghanistan to 111/8 in their 20 overs, to win the match by 101 runs.
3) Highest successful run-chase in Asia Cup (ODI)
The highest successful run-chase in the Asia Cup ODI is 330, scored by India against Pakistan in Mirpur, Bangladesh on 29 March 2012. India was chasing a target of 330, and they were set up by brilliant innings from Virat Kohli, who scored 183 runs off 148 balls. Kohli was supported by Ajinkya Rahane, who scored 59 runs, and Suresh Raina, who scored 40 runs.
4) Most wins in Asia Cup (T20I)
India has won the most number of matches in the Asia Cup T20I, with 8 wins. They have also won the tournament twice, in 2016 and 2022. India's most successful batsman in the Asia Cup T20I is Rohit Sharma, with 239 runs in 8 matches.
India's most successful bowler in the Asia Cup T20I is Jasprit Bumrah, with 12 wickets in 8 matches. India's bowling attack has also been effective in the Asia Cup T20I, with Jasprit Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar Kumar being their leading wicket-takers.
5) Most titles in the Asia Cup
India has won the most titles in the Asia Cup, with 7 titles. They won the tournament in 1984, 1988, 1991, 1995, 2010, 2016, and 2018. Sri Lanka are currently at 6 titles and Pakistan has won 2 titles.
India's dominance in the Asia Cup can be attributed to its strong batting lineup, which has included some of the greatest batsmen in the world, such as Sachin Tendulkar, Virat Kohli, and Sourav Ganguly. India's bowling attack has also been effective in the Asia Cup, with bowlers like Anil Kumble and Zaheer Khan taking wickets regularly.