The best bowling averages in ODI cricket Asia Cup history, with a focus on Iqbal Qasim, SMA Priyanjan, Imran Khan, Imran Farhat, and BAW Mendis:
A bowler’s average is calculated by dividing the total number of runs conceded by the number of wickets taken. This means that a bowler with a lower average is more economical and has been able to take wickets more consistently.
Complete List of Players With Best Bowling Average In ODI Asia Cup Cricket History
|Iqbal Qasim (PAK)||1988-1988||1||9.0||54||13||3||4.33||18.00|
|KIC Asalanka (SL)||2023-2023||6||9.1||55||19||4||4.75||13.75|
|SMA Priyanjan (SL)||2014-2014||2||3.0||18||11||2||5.50||9.00|
|Imran Khan (PAK)||1986-1986||3||12.0||72||23||3||7.66||24.00|
|Imran Farhat (PAK)||2004-2010||4||12.0||72||49||5||9.80||14.40|
|BAW Mendis (SL)||2008-2014||8||68.0||408||271||26||10.42||15.69|
|S Madan Lal (IND)||1984-1984||2||14.0||84||32||3||10.66||28.00|
|K Srikkanth (IND)||1988-1988||4||10.2||62||47||4||11.75||15.50|
|Mohammed Siraj (IND)||2023-2023||5||26.2||158||122||10||12.20||15.80|
|Saqlain Mushtaq (PAK)||1997-1997||3||19.3||117||76||6||12.66||19.50|
|Aaqib Javed (PAK)||1995-1997||5||35.5||215||103||8||12.87||26.87|
|N Kapil Dev (IND)||1988-1991||7||54.4||328||195||15||13.00||21.86|
|KN Amalean (SL)||1986-1986||3||25.0||150||91||7||13.00||21.42|
|KD Shah (HKG)||2018-2018||2||9.0||54||39||3||13.00||18.00|
|Hamid Hassan (AFG)||2014-2014||1||6.1||37||26||2||13.00||18.50|
|Arshad Ayub (IND)||1988-1988||4||36.0||216||120||9||13.33||24.00|
|Haris Rauf (PAK)||2023-2023||4||25.0||150||120||9||13.33||16.66|
|C Sharma (IND)||1984-1984||2||15.0||90||40||3||13.33||30.00|
|RJ Ratnayake (SL)||1990-1991||2||14.5||89||58||4||14.50||22.25|
|Gazi Ashraf (BAN)||1986-1988||5||8.0||48||29||2||14.50||24.00|
|Abdul Qadir (PAK)||1984-1988||8||69.2||416||251||17||14.76||24.47|
|HH Pandya (IND)||2018-2023||6||25.1||151||92||6||15.33||25.16|
|HMRKB Herath (SL)||2010-2010||1||7.0||42||31||2||15.50||21.00|
|Tanzim Hasan Sakib (BAN)||2023-2023||1||7.5||47||32||2||16.00||23.50|
|Zahid Shah (UAE)||2008-2008||2||20.0||120||98||6||16.33||20.00|
|A Mishra (IND)||2014-2014||2||20.0||120||49||3||16.33||40.00|
|KIW Wijegunawardene (SL)||1988-1988||4||32.0||192||132||8||16.50||24.00|
Top 6 Players’ Highest Bowling Average In Asia Cup All-Time
Iqbal Qasim (Pakistan):
Qasim is the bowler with the best bowling average in ODI Asia Cup history. He has taken 3 wickets in 2 innings at an average of 4.33.
KIC Asalanka (Sri Lanka)
KIC Asalanka is the bowler with the best bowling average in ODI Asia Cup history. He has taken 3 wickets in 2 innings at an average of 4.33.
SMA Priyanjan (Sri Lanka):
Priyanjan is the only other bowler in Asia Cup history to have an average below 10. He has taken 4 wickets in 6 innings at an average of 4.75.
Imran Khan (Pakistan):
Khan is one of the greatest all-rounders in the history of the game, and he was also a very effective bowler in ODI cricket. He has taken 3 wickets in 4 innings at an average of 7.66 in the Asia Cup.
Imran Farhat (Pakistan):
Farhat is a lesser-known name on this list, but he was a very effective bowler in ODI cricket in the early 2000s. He has taken 5 wickets in 4 innings at an average of 9.80 in the Asia Cup.
BAW Mendis (Sri Lanka):
Mendis is one of the most recent bowlers on this list, but he has already made a big impact in the Asia Cup. He has taken 26 wickets in 8 innings at an average of 10.42.
Frequently Asked Questions (Asia Cup)
The best bowling spell in Asia Cup history is a matter of opinion, but there are a few contenders.
Ajantha Mendis (Sri Lanka): Mendis took 6 wickets for 13 runs in 8 overs against India in the 2008 Asia Cup final. This is the best bowling figures in Asia Cup history.
Aaqib Javed (Pakistan): Javed took 5 wickets for 19 runs in 9 overs against India in the 1995 Asia Cup.
Arshad Ayub (India): Ayub took 5 wickets for 21 runs in 8.2 overs against Pakistan in the 1988 Asia Cup.
Muttiah Muralidaran (Sri Lanka): Muralidaran took 5 wickets for 31 runs in 10 overs against Bangladesh in the 2008 Asia Cup.
Wasim Akram (Pakistan): Akram took 5 wickets for 34 runs in 9.4 overs against India in the 1990 Asia Cup.
These are just a few of the contenders for the best bowling spell in Asia Cup history. There have been many other great bowling performances in the tournament, and it is difficult to say definitively who has the best.