ODI Asia Cup 2023: 4 Century Makers Of This Year’s Tournament Till Now
ODI Asia Cup 2023: 4 Century Makers Of This Year’s Tournament Till NowImage Credit: Since Independence

ODI Asia Cup 2023: 4 Century Makers Of This Year’s Tournament Till Now

ODI Asia Cup 2023: The Asia Cup of the fifty-overs format will enter the Super Four round tomorrow (Sep 06). Today Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will play their last league match of the ODI Asia Cup 2023 season at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore. Today we will mention the four batters who have scored a century in this year’s event so far.

ODI Asia Cup 2023: The ODI Asia Cup 2023 has been a great exhibition shown by the batters so far but unfortunately, the fans couldn’t witness a full game between India and Pakistan which was on Saturday, 2nd September 2023 due to the rains in Sri Lanka and because of that the Indian bowlers couldn’t show their class in that game.

However, the fans shouldn’t be too disappointed as India and Pakistan will clash once again in this year’s ODI Asia Cup 2023. That game will be in the Super Four round and it will be played on Sunday, 10th September 2023.

India has entered the Super Four round of this year’s ODI Asia Cup 2023 after their thumping 10-wicket win over Nepal in yesterday’s match.

India has entered the Super Four round after their thumping 10-wicket win over Nepal
India has entered the Super Four round after their thumping 10-wicket win over NepalImage Credit: AP

The Super Four of this ODI Asia Cup 2023 will start tomorrow at Gaddafi Stadium in Lahore after today’s last league game between Afghanistan and Sri Lanka.

Before that, let us look at the four batters who have scored a century in this tournament till now.

Sadly not a single Indian batter is there in this list and as fans of the Indian Cricket Team, we shall hope that the Indian batters join this list soon.

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1. Babar Azam

Pakistan's Babar Azam
Pakistan's Babar AzamImage Credit: AFP

The Pakistani skipper is the first-century maker of this ODI Asia Cup 2023. Babar Azam scored a magnificent hundred against Nepal in their very first match of this year’s tournament of the one-day international format.

Azam scored 151 runs in that opening encounter and this score is also the highest individual score of this event of the Asia Cup 2023. 

The skipper is also the second-highest run-getter in this tournament. Babar also holds the record for the best average of 151.00, second best strike rate of 115.27, he has even smashed 14 boundaries and 4 sixes which is the second most in this tournament.

2. Iftikhar Ahmed

Pakistan's Iftikhar Ahmed
Pakistan's Iftikhar AhmedImage Credit: AFP

Another player from the men in green side has been added in this list. Iftikhar Ahmed is the second-century maker of the ODI Asia Cup 2023 event.

He also achieved a similar feat in the opening match against Nepal. Ahmed scored 109 runs in that game which Pakistan won by a massive margin of 238 runs.

Iftikhar has the best strike rate of 153.52 in this event played till now.  

3. Najmul Hossain Shanto

Bangladeshi cricketer Najmul Hossain Shanto
Bangladeshi cricketer Najmul Hossain ShantoImage Credit: AP

This player from the Bangladeshi team has been awesome and he is also the highest run scorer of the ODI Asia Cup 2023.

Shanto has played 2 matches till now and he has scored 193 runs so far. In a must-win match against Afghanistan, Najmul also slammed a ton. He scored 104 runs in that match.

4. Mehidy Hasan Miraz

Bangladeshi cricketer Mehidy Hasan Miraz
Bangladeshi cricketer Mehidy Hasan Miraz

This list ends with another player from the Bangladeshi team. The spin bowling all-rounder of their team, Mehidy Hasan Miraz also slammed a century and he is the last batter to be featured in this list.

Miraz batted at the top position in that game against Afghanistan and scored the second-highest individual score of this ODI Asia Cup 2023.

Hasan smashed 112 runs in that match which Bangladesh won. Miraz even has the second-best average of 117 in this tournament played so far.

By: Kaushal Kowjalgi

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