Asia Cup 2018 Leading Wicket-Takers: Rashid Khan Tops the List of Bowlers With Most Wickets in Asian Cricket Tournament
Rashid Khan of Afghanistan (Photo Credits: Facebook)

Even as Afghanistan returns home after their gritty show at Asia Cup 2018, leg-spinner Rashid Khan remains the leading wicket-taker in the multi-nation ODI tournament. The 20-year-old bowler has fetched 10 wickets in 5 matches that he featured in at the 2018 Asia Cup. Asia Cup 2018 Leading Run-Scorers: Shikhar Dhawan Finishes As the Batsmen With Most Runs in Asian Cricket Tournament.

As Rashid Khan continues to be most wicket-taking bowler at Asia Cup, the second spot goes to Bangladesh's Mustafizur Rahman . In five matches that he has played in, Mustafizur has picked up 10 wickets with an economy of 4.40. The third spot in the list is occupied by Kuldeep Yadav. The spinner also finished with 10 wickets, too, and that too in 3 matches.   India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 Final Video Highlights: Indian Cricket Team Lifts Record 7th Title.

In any cricket tournament, all eyes are mostly on batsmen for a flurry of runs hit around the park excites cheering spectators in the stands and television viewers back home. However, a match is still won by a side’s bowling efforts. Their performances on the day decide the match results.

Asia Cup 2018 Leading Wicket-Takers: List of Bowlers With Most Wickets

Sr. No. Player Country Mat/Inn Wickets Best Economy
1. Rashid Khan Afghanistan 5/5 10 3/46 3.72
2. Mustafizur Rahman Bangladesh 5/5 10 4/43 4.40
3. Kuldeep Yadav India 6/6 10 3/45 4.08

(Last Updated after India vs Bangladesh Asia Cup 2018 Final Match on Sept. 28)

While Sri Lanka might have crashed out of Asia Cup 2018 from the group stage, but when it comes to dominating the bowling records in Asia Cup, it is Sri Lankan bowlers taking top positions. Sri Lanka’s Lasith Malinga with 33 wickets in 15 matches, Muttiah Muralitharan with 30 wickets in 24 matches and Ajantha Mendis with 26 wickets in eight matches occupy the all-time highest wicket-takers list at Asia Cup. Saeed Ajmal of Pakistan comes next at fourth place with 25 wickets in 12 matches. Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka takes the fifth spot with 23 wickets in 19 matches, Shakib Al Hasan of Bangladesh is at sixth spot with 23 wickets in 17 matches. India's Irfan Pathan takes the eighth place, the highest for an Indian bowler. The out-of-luck all-rounder took 22 wickets in 12 matches. Sanath Jayasuriya of Sri Lanka and Abdur Razzak of Bangladesh complete the list of top-ten most wicket-takers of Asia Cup.