Top 5 Bowlers with Most Wickets in Asia Cup

Top 5 Bowlers with Most Wickets in Asia Cup : The Asia Cup 2016 tournament to be held in Bangladesh which starts from February 24. Asia Cups are the best oppurtunity for the players in the team to perform well. Every Asian team has had that one player who out performed well throughout the tournament to claim the Asia Cup title. Bowlers have played important role in Asia Cups. So, Here we take a look at those bowlers who dominated the batsmans in Asia Cup tournament in the past.

Related: Top 5 Batsmen with Most Runs in Asia Cup

Chaminda Vaas

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Sri Lankan left-arm fast bowler Chaminda Vaas dominated the batsmans since 1995 as he took 23 wickets in 19 matches in the Asia Cup.

Matches: 19
Wickets: 23
BB: 3/30
Average: 27.78
Econ: 4.19

Lasith Malinga

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Lasith Malinga, right-arm fast bowler of Sri Lanka has played just 12 matches and he took 24 wickets including 3 five-wicket haul in the Asia Cup.

Matches: 12
Wickets: 24
BB: 5/34
Average: 21.12
Econ: 4.68

Saeed Ajmal

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Pakistan’s star bowler Saeed Ajmal, ruled the batsmans since his debut. He took 25 wickets in just 12 matches in the Asia Cup.

Matches: 12
Wickets: 25
BB: 3/26
Average: 19.40
Econ: 4.21

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Sri Lankan spinner, Ajantha Mendis is known as the “mystery spinner” due to the unusual bowling action. He has taken 26 wickets in just 8 matches with a stike-rate of 15.6.

Matches: 8
Wickets: 26
BB: 6/13
Average: 10.42
Econ: 3.98

Muttiah Muralitharan

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A legendary Sri Lankan bowler, Muttiah Muralitharan not only the higest wicket taker in Test cricket, he is also the highest wicket taker in Asia Cup history. He has taken 30 wickets including one 4-wicket haul and a 5-wicket haul.

Matches: 24
Wickets: 30
BB: 5/31
Average: 28.83
Econ: 3.75

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