Pakistan captain Babar Azam claimed the top spot as the highest run-scorer in the Asia Cup 2023, accumulating 207 runs in 4 matches as of September 14. This achievement followed his recent performance against Sri Lanka, where he notched up 29 runs from 35 deliveries.
It’s worth mentioning that Babar Azam’s impressive total of 207 runs in the tournament featured a standout performance of 151 runs against Nepal in their opening match in Lahore, while he could only contribute 57 runs against formidable teams like Bangladesh, India, and Sri Lanka, with an average of 18.66.
|3||Najmul Hossain Shanto||2||2||193||96.50||85.02||16||2|
|8||Mehidy Hasan Miraz||4||4||145||48.33||90.62||11||3|
Stats as of 14 Sept 2023
In the high-pressure match against their arch-rivals India, Babar Azam could only muster 10 runs from 24 deliveries before falling victim to Hardik Pandya’s bowling. Pakistan’s performance in that game was disappointing, as they suffered a massive 228-run loss, leaving them with a must-win situation against Sri Lanka.
Surprisingly, India batting star Virat Kohli is not even in the top 10 of this batting chart, having scored 129 runs from three innings at an average of 64 and a strike rate 114.5. His top-score in the tournament is unbeaten 121 runs against the arch-rivals Pakistan.