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Power-Packed Performers: Top 5 Batsmen With Most Sixes in Asia Cup

Unleash the Power-Hitters: Explore the top 5 batsmen who have redefined boundaries in the Asia Cup with their remarkable six-hitting prowess.

By Fast Live LinePublished 7 months ago 4 min read
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Before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 arrives in October, cricket enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the clash of Asian nations in the upcoming Asia Cup 2023. This exciting event is scheduled to commence on August 30 and will span across Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

A total of six nations - India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, and Nepal - will compete in this continental championship to determine the ultimate champion.

In recent years, fans have been treated to the Asia Cup T20 format. However, the competition has a long history of being played in the One-Day International (ODI) format, captivating both batters and bowlers. With the tournament taking place in Asia, it's the batters who have mainly reaped the rewards. The combination of smaller grounds and predominantly batting-friendly conditions has made scoring appear effortless.

In this article, we present the Top 5 batters who have hit the most sixes in the Asia Cup (ODI) tournament.

1. Shahid Afridi (26)

Shahid Afridi, the ex-captain of Pakistan and a cricket dynamo known for his incredible all-around skills, was famous for his remarkable ability to hit the ball out of the park. Throughout his cricketing career, which spanned from 1997 to 2014, he showcased his talent in seven different Asia Cup tournaments. In those 23 matches, Afridi showcased his prowess by smashing a total of 26 sixes. A particularly memorable moment was during the 2014 semi-final when he consecutively hit sixes against Ravichandran Ashwin, contributing significantly to his team's remarkable victory.

Matches - 23

Run - 532

4s - 46

6s - 26

100s - 2

50s - 1

2. Sanath Jayasuriya (23)

Sri Lankan opener Sanath Jayasuriya is famous for revolutionizing One-Day cricket with his innovative batting style. It's no wonder that his name stands out. This formidable left-handed batter effortlessly dismantled bowling attacks, as demonstrated in the 2008 tournament, where he accumulated an impressive 378 runs. Between 1990 and 2008, in 25 matches, the 'Matara Mauler' smashed an astounding 23 sixes and scored a total of 1,220 runs. This achievement remains unparalleled in the history of the tournament, establishing him as the top run-scorer.

Matches - 25

Run - 1220

4s - 139

6s - 23

100s - 6

50s - 3

3. Suresh Raina (18)

In the late 2000s, Suresh Raina, who became a vital player for India, holds the third position on the list of players with the most sixes in the Asia Cup (ODI). During his first appearance in the continental tournament in 2008, Raina emerged as the top run-scorer for India, achieving a total of 372 runs, a mere six runs short of Jayasuriya's 378. Throughout 13 matches from 2008 to 2012, the skilled left-handed middle-order batsman smashed 18 sixes and accumulated a total of 547 runs.

Matches - 13

Run - 547

4s - 48

6s - 18

100s - 2

50s - 3

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4. Rohit Sharma (17)

Rohit Sharma, who currently leads the team in all formats, clinched his main international championship back in 2018. During the Asia Cup, he guided India to a remarkable win. Sharma marked his first appearance in the tournament in 2008, standing out as one of the few Indian players who participated in matches held in Pakistan. With a total of 745 runs, he ranks as the fifth-highest run-scorer in the history of the Asia Cup's One Day Internationals (ODIs). Throughout his journey, Sharma has smashed 17 sixes, and it's highly likely that he will soon surpass Raina's record in the upcoming days.

Matches - 22

Run - 745

4s - 60

6s - 17

100s - 1

50s - 6

5. Sourav Ganguly (13)

Sourav Ganguly, the ex-captain who reshaped India's cricket approach after the match-fixing controversy, completes an impressive Top Five lineup. This list doesn't include MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli, and Virender Sehwag. Ganguly appeared in three editions, captaining in two (2000 and 2004). He managed to score 518 runs in 13 matches, hitting 13 sixes. As the former president of BCCI, he guided India in the 2004 Asia Cup Final, a match that saw Sri Lanka emerging victorious by 25 runs.

Matches - 13

Run - 518

4s - 44

6s - 13

100s - 1

50s - 4

Conclusion -

In the thrilling landscape of the Asia Cup (ODIs), where power and precision collide, we've delved into the records to uncover the heavy hitters – the Top 5 Batters who have sent the ball sailing over the ropes with unmatched prowess. But the excitement doesn't end there. Elevate your cricket experience with real-time updates by joining the cricket live line aficionados. The Fast Live Line app and website, your ultimate companions for staying ahead in the game, offer you the latest scores, insights, and analyses. Become a true 'live line guru' by accessing the most comprehensive cricket coverage, right at your fingertips.

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