The Sri Lankan cricket team has a rich history of being a strong and competitive side in international cricket. Over the years, they have produced cricketing greats and have consistently been a formidable side. It is worth noting here that Sri Lanka have produced some legendary cricketers who have left a lasting mark on the sport.
Legends like Arjuna Ranatunga, Aravinda de Silva, Muttiah Muralitharan, Sanath Jayasuriya, and Kumar Sangakkara made a real case for themselves while playing for the country. Notably, they have made significant contributions to the game. Sri Lanka are the second-most successful team in the history of the Asia Cup tournament.
The Sri Lankans have won six Asia Cup titles (five in ODIs and 1 in T20Is). They won their sixth Asia Cup title by beating Pakistan in the 2022 Men’s T20 Asia Cup. In this article, let’s dive deep into the names of two Sri Lankans who mustered the most 50-plus scores in Asia Cup history.
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1. Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He was one of those batting greats who left an indelible mark on the sport, courtesy of his significant contribution to Sri Lankan cricket.
Notably, he is the second-leading run-scorer in international cricket with 28,016 runs. Overall, he smashed 63 centuries and 153 half-centuries in international cricket. It is worth noting that he has the most fifty-plus scores in the history of the Asia Cup. The former Sri Lankan skipper has a total of 12 fifty-plus scores in the Asia Cup.
2. Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya has been one of the pillars of Sri Lankan cricket history. The Sri Lankan batting great is best known for revolutionizing the role of the opening batter in limited-overs cricket.
Known for his explosive batting approach, he accelerated the team’s scoreboard by scoring runs at the rate of knots. The former Sri Lankan opener scored 21,032 runs in international cricket including 42 centuries and 103 half-centuries. He comes next on the list as he has a total of 9 fifty-plus scores in Asia Cup history.
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