Ishaan Mahajan ∙ Aug 26 2022, 9:23 AM

Asia Cup 2022: Top 5 players who may become the highest run-getters

image-l7a90l3dAsia Cup Trophy 2022

Asia Cup 2022 is all set to begin from August 27 with a nail-biting encounter between Sri Lanka and Afghanistan. This time Asia Cup squads are full of powerful hitters who will be ready to ink their name in the records.

Rich in batting lineups, these six teams can give a lot of memorable moments to the fans. So, here is the list of 5 batters who may emerge as the highest run getters in the Asia Cup 2022.

Who could be the highest run getter in Asia Cup 2022?

Rohit Sharma

image-l7a89ol6Rohit Sharma

The India captain is an essential part of the team's white ball structure. With 3487 runs and 4 hundreds after playing in 132 T20 Internationals, Rohit is now the second-highest scorer in T20 Internationals. He has the third-highest strike rate of 140.26 among the top 10 T20I batsmen, behind David Warner and Aaron Finch. India's chances of winning the Asia Cup 2022 will be significantly influenced by Rohit's performance with the new ball.

Bhanuka Rajapaksa

image-l7a8cjc7Bhanuka Rajapaksa

Even though Bhanuka Rajapaksa is a bit of a latecomer to international cricket at the age of 28, he has accomplished enough in the past few years to get people's attention. The left-handed top-order batsman for Sri Lanka has contributed significantly, with 350 runs from 21 T20 Internationals at a strike rate of 134.61 with two fifty-plus scores. Although his recent performance in international cricket raises some questions, his IPL 2022 success for Punjab Kings and his playing style could help him fetch the highest run scorer award in the Asia Cup 2022.

Babar Azam

image-l7a9493jBabar Azam

The best T20I batsman in the world right now is Pakistan's skipper. In just 74 T20 International games, Babar Azam has amassed 2686 runs at an average of 45.52 and a 130 strike rate. His unflappable attitude, which is well suited to generate top-notch shots all over the ground, is what makes him a great batsman. Babar rarely uses fancy shots since he can score runs at will with a variety of pure cricketing techniques. His current form and ability to play big innings could help him win the highest run scorer award in the Asia Cup 2022.

Mohammad Rizwan

image-l7a97t9xMohammad Rizwan

The 30-year-old batsman has played 56 T20 Internationals for Pakistan and has amassed 1662 runs at a strike rate of nearly 129. His consistency is demonstrated by the fact that he is one of only a few batsmen with an average of 50 in T20 International cricket. Together with Babar Azam, they successfully defeated India by 10 wickets while pursuing a 151-run target. The Asia Cup 2022 will be an opportunity for him to showcase his talent again. Additionally, he received the ICC T20 Player of the Year title. It was not shocking because he had scored 1326 runs in 29 games in 2021, averaging 73.66.

Suryakumar Yadav

image-l7a8c01gSuryakumar Yadav

Suryakumar Yadav has significantly improved in the most recent ICC T20I rating, moving up to position 2 with 805 points and closing the gap on Babar Azam, who is only 13 points ahead. Suryakumar Yadav has participated in 23 T20 International matches for India, scoring 672 runs at a remarkable average of 37.33 along with a 100 and five fifty-sevens. He is a player who can play fantastic shots from every angle on the court. He is undoubtedly one of the most popular picks for the Asia Cup 2022 given his current form.

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