Asia Cup 2018: Most runs, wickets, wins and titles down the years
Sanath Jayasuriya and Kumar Sangakkara are the leading run-scorers at the Asia Cup. @AFP

Six teams will contest the 2018 Asia Cup, to be held in the UAE from September 15-28 – defending champions India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan and Hong Kong

Since the inception of the Asia Cup in 1984, India have won the title on six occasions (including in 2016 when it was played as a Twenty20 format edition), with an overall record of 32 wins, 16 losses and one no-result. 

Ahead of the tournament opener between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh in Dubai on Saturday, here’s a look at some key statistical highlights of the Asia Cup from 1984 to 2016. 

MOST WINS

35 – Sri Lanka (1984-2016)

31 – India (1984-2016)

26 – Pakistan (1984-2016)

7 – Bangladesh (2004-2016)

3 – Afghanistan (2014-2016)

3 – UAE (2016)

1 – Oman (2016)

MOST TITLES

6 – India

4 – Sri Lanka

2 – Pakistan

Sanath Jayasuriya has the most number of 100s (six) and fours (139) at the Asia Cup.
Sanath Jayasuriya has the most number of 100s (six) and fours (139) at the Asia Cup. @AFP

TOP FIVE RUN-GETTERS

Sanath Jayasuriya – 1220 @ 53.04, HS 130, 100×6, 5×3

Kumar Sangakkara – 1075 @ 48.86, HS 121, 100×4, 50×8

Sachin Tendulkar – 971 @ 51.10, HS 114, 100×2, 50×7

Arjuna Ranatunga – 741 @ 57, HS 131*, 100×1, 50×6

Mahela Jayawardene – 674 @ 29.30, HS 78, 50×7

TOP FIVE RUN-GETTERS (ACTIVE)

Virat Kohli – 613 @ 61.30, HS 183, 100×3, 50×1

Shoaib Malik – 575 @ 63.88, HS 143, 100×3, 50×1

MS Dhoni – 571 @ 95.16, HS 109*, 100×1, 50×3

Suresh Raina – 547 @ 60.77, HS 116*, 100×2, 50×3

Tamim Iqbal – 517 @ 43.08, HS 70, 50×6

TOP FIVE WICKET-TAKERS

Muttiah Muralitharan – 30 @ 28.83, BB 5/31, Econ 3.75, SR 46

Ajantha Mendis – 26 @ 10.42, BB 6/13, Econ 3.98, SR 15.6

Saeed Ajmal – 25 @ 19.40, BB 3/26, Econ 4.21, SR 27.6

Lasith Malinga – 24 @ 21.12, BB 5/34, Econ 4.68, SR 27

Chaminda Vaas – 23 @ 27.78, BB 3/30, Econ 4.19, SR 39.7

TOP FIVE WICKET-TAKERS (ACTIVE)

Ajantha Mendis – 26 @ 10.42, BB 6/13, Econ 3.98, SR 15.6

Lasith Malinga – 24 @ 21.12, BB 5/34, Econ 4.68, SR 27

Abdur Razzak – 22 @ 36.18, BB 3/17, Econ 4.67, SR 46.4

R Ashwin – 14 @ 22.71, BB 3/31, Econ 4.63, SR 29.4

Ravindra Jadeja – 12 @ 29.08, BB 4/30, Econ 4.29, SR 40.5

TOP FIVE WICKETKEEPERS

Kumar Sangakkara – 36 (27 catches, nine stumpings)

MS Dhoni – 31 (25 catches, six stumpings)

Moin Khan – 17 (12 catches, five stumpings)

Brendon Kuruppu – 14 (12 catches, two stumpings)

Mushfiqur Rahim – 12 (nine catches, three stumpings)

MS Dhoni is the most successful active wicketkeeper at the Asia Cup.
MS Dhoni is the most successful active wicketkeeper at the Asia Cup. @Getty

TOP FIVE WICKETKEEPERS (ACTIVE)

MS Dhoni – 31 (25 catches, six stumpings)

Mushfiqur Rahim – 12 (nine catches, three stumpings)

Safraz Ahmed – 8 (seven catches, one stumping)

Umar Akmal – 7 (five catches, two stumpings)

Anumal Haque – 4 (four catches)

MOST CATCHES BY A FIELDER

Mahela Jayawardene – 15

Younis Khan – 14

Aravinda de Silva – 12

Suresh Raina – 11

Muttiah Muralitharan – 10

MOST CATCHES BY A FIELDER (ACTIVE)

Suresh Raina – 11

Virat Kohli/Shakib Al Hasan – 9

Angelo Mathews – 8

Ravindra Jadeja/Mohammad Hafeez/Rohit Sharma – 7

Shoaib Malik/Tamim Iqbal – 6

TOP FIVE PARTNERSHIPS 

224 – Mohammad Hafeez, Nasir Jamshed (1st wicket v India, 2012)

223 – Shoaib Malik, Younis Khan (3rd wicket v Hong Kong, 2004)

213 – Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane (3rd wicket v Bangladesh, 2014)

205 – Ijaz Ahmed, Moin-ul-Atiq (3rd wicket v Bangladesh, 1988)

205 – Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli (2nd wicket v Sri Lanka, 2012)

Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed put on 224 for the first wicket versus India in 2012.
Mohammad Hafeez and Nasir Jamshed put on 224 for the first wicket versus India in 2012. @AFP

MOST 100s

Sanath Jayasuriya – 6

Kumar Sangakkara – 4

Virat Kohli/Shoaib Malik – 3

Suresh Raina/Shahid Afridi/Sachin Tendulkar/Lahiru Thirimanne/Younis Khan – 2

MOST SIXES

Shahid Afridi – 26

Sanath Jayasuriya – 23

Suresh Raina – 18

MS Dhoni – 16

Umar Akmal – 14

MOST FOURS

Sanath Jayasuriya – 139

Sachin Tendulkar – 108

Kumar Sangakkara – 107

Virat Kohli – 80

Shoaib Malik – 78

MOST DUCKS

Aminul Islam/Mahela Jayawardene/Mashrafe Mortaza/Salman Butt/Shahid Afridi – 3