Sri Lanka have got a terrific record when it comes to the Asia Cup tournament. They have been the second-most successful team in the tournament with six trophies (five in ODIs and once in T20Is). Sri Lanka won their sixth title by defeating the Pakistan cricket team in the 2022 Men’s T20 Asia Cup.
Team India are the most successful team in the Asia Cup with seven titles (six in ODIs and once in T20Is). On the other hand, the Pakistan cricket team have also been one of the top teams in the competition, winning the tournament twice (in ODIs) in their history.
Bangladesh cricket team have also been competitive and posed a threat to the Asian teams. They reached the finals of the tournament on three occasions but lacked the cutting edge to come through with flying colours. Case in point, let’s learn about the five Sri Lankans who are part of the most Asia Cup wins.
1. Mahela Jayawardene
Mahela Jayawardene has been one of the most important batsmen in the history of Sri Lankan cricket. He tops the list as he has been a part of the most Asia Cup wins (20 times) as a Sri Lankan.
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2. Muttiah Muralitharan
Muttiah Muralitharan is the leading wicket-taker in the history of international cricket with 1347 wickets. The Sri Lanka’s bowling great comes next on the list as he has been a part of 19 Asia Cup wins.
3. Sanath Jayasuriya
Sanath Jayasuriya was one of the most aggressive opening batsmen during the playing days of his cricketing career. He comes third on the list as he has been a part of 18 Asia Cup wins.
4. Kumar Sangakkara
Kumar Sangakkara is the second-leading run-scorer in the history of international cricket with 28016 runs, the most by a Sri Lankan in the international arena. He has been a part of 18 Asia Cup wins.
5. Aravinda de Silva
Aravinda de Silva who is the only cricketer to score a century and take three or more wickets in a World Cup final has been a part of 16 Asia Cup wins.
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Updated as of September 11, 2023.