The 13th edition of Asia Cup just came to an end few weeks ago and we saw India establishing their supremacy over other counterparts by winning the championship. What was more special about this event was, it is the first Asia Cup to be held in the T20 format as it usually features a 50-over format. We witnessed some noteworthy performances over the past few days and we have enlisted the best 9 performers of the tournament.
- Shabbir Rahman
This Bangladeshi Hero was one of the major reasons why the tigers made it to the finals, as he played a vital role in the team’s consistent performance during the tournament. He was also the leading run scorer with 176 runs from 5 innings at an average of 44.
- Virat Kohli
Kohli is such a run machine. He never lets his team down when they need him the most. He was nothing short of his expectations as he was the second highest run getter with 154 runs from just 4 innings. He also averaged around 77.
- Al-Amin Hossain
It was a pretty memorable outing for the Bangladesh team this season and it would just be unfair not to mention the contributions of this bowler. Hossain scalped 10 wickets from 5 innings at an average of 10.40 also becoming the bowler with the highest number of wickets.
- Amjad Javed
UAE came into the tournament as the most underrated team amongst all the super-powers. But this individual proved that even underdogs are capable of causing havoc. He raked in 8 wickets from 4 innings at an average of 14.13.
- Hardik Pandya
Pandya is such a brutal talent that India has uncovered. His bowling seems not-so-easy for the batsmen to handle. His performance against Pakistan was mind-blowing where he took 3 wickets by giving away just 8 runs bowling his best ever spell. He finished with 7 wickets from 4 innings, averaging around 9.71.
- Rohit Sharma
It is no surprise that he is on the list. When it comes to shorter formats of the game, there is nobody better than this committed hard-hitting wonder. He finished fourth on the run scorers list with 138 runs from 5 innings, including a blistering knock of 83 against the Bangla Tigers.
- Dinesh Chandimal
Sri-Lanka had an amazing run-scoring combo of the young and the old with Dilshan and Chandimal. This promising youngster backed up the lions with 2 half centuries with included his highest tournament knock of 58 against Pakistan. He finished with 149 runs from 4 innings with an average of 37.25.
- Sarfraz Ahmed
He was the leading man for Pakistan in this year’s Asia cup campaign. He scored one half century against Bangladesh and 121 runs from 3 innings. He also averaged 60.50 during the tournament, falling 3rd, just behind Virat Kohli.
In a batsmen dominated list, we have a perfect all-rounder who proved his mettle in this tournament. Mahmadullah was a big hero with the ball as he scalped 4 wickets in just 6 overs during 3 innings. He completed the tournament with an economy rate of 4.67. As far as his batting department is concerned, the tiger amassed around 121 runs in 5 innings.
Who else do you think stood tall during the Asia cup T20 championship? Will any of the Asian teams get a chance to lift the most prestigious ICC T20 Trophy in 2016?
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