Team India are the most successful team in the history of the continental event as they have showcased complete dominance against their opponents, more often than not. The Men in Blue are on top of the list in terms of winning the most Asia Cup titles. Overall, India won eight titles (seven times in ODIs and once in T20Is).
Recently, Team India got the better of Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023 final in Colombo to win their eighth title. In the history of the Asia Cup, several batters went on to make waves by scoring runs quite consistently. Let’s learn about the names of three Indians with the highest batting average in an Asia Cup (minimum 300 runs).
1. Virat Kohli
Former Indian captain Virat Kohli tops the list as he has maintained the highest batting average in an Asia Cup tournament. The right-handed batter maintained an average of 119 in the 2012 edition of the Asia Cup, which is the most by an Indian in the continental event. Kohli scored 357 runs including 2 centuries and 1 fifty.
2. MS Dhoni
MS Dhoni is highly regarded as one of the best finishers in the world, courtesy of his impeccable potential to hold the nerves in clutch moments in a bid to guide the team to victory. Under his captaincy, India won 2 Asia Cup titles. He comes second on the list as he maintained a batting average of 109 in the 2008 edition of the Asia Cup. He scored 327 runs including 1 century and 2 fifties.
3. Rohit Sharma
Indian captain Rohit Sharma etched his name into the record books after he became the third skipper from India to win two Asia Cup titles after Mohammad Azharuddin and MS Dhoni. Rohit Sharma has the third-highest batting average of 105.66 in an Asia Cup. He accomplished it in the 2018 edition of the continental event where he scored 317 runs including 1 century and 2 fifties.
4. Shubman Gill
Shubman Gill is one of the Indian players who quickly cemented his spot in the team, courtesy of his consistent performances. He finished the Asia Cup 2023 tournament as the leading run-scorer as he piled up 302 runs at an average of 75.50 including 2 fifties and 1 century.
Updated as of September 20, 2023.