Skip to main content

Exclusive News

Asia Cup 2023: Top 3 contenders for Player of the Series award 

There have been many outstanding performances in the Asia Cup 2023 so far and players have found their true form and shown their brilliant abilities on the field against the toughest of opponents. 

But only one of the players will be able to take away the award for the Player of the Series. Thus, let’s look at the Top 3 contenders for Player of the Series award for the Asia Cup 2023.


1) KL Rahul

KL Rahul
KL Rahul

KL Rahul has been in terrific form of late and that can be seen by his impressive performances in the two Asia Cup 2023 games he has started. In his first game of the tournament, he racked up a powerful century against Pakistan, while in the second game, he produced a top quality knock of 40 to take his side to a competitive total.

He returned from a major injury which kept him out for almost five months but has really made the number five spot his own. If he performs well again in their last Super Four clash against Bangladesh as well as in the final against Sri Lanka, then he is one of the top contenders for the  Player of the Series award.


2) Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav

There were a lot of concerns regarding the selection of Kuldeep Yadav over Yuzvendra Chahal in the Asia Cup 2023 side as well as the ODI World Cup 2023. But he has diminished all such noise as he has been a pivotal part of the team in their quest to retain their ODI Asia Cup title.

He has picked 9 wickets in his previous two matches in the Asia Cup 2023 and has caused a lot of trouble for the opposition batters. He is the top wicket taker in the tournament currently and would be looking to rack up a few more wickets by the end of this competition. He is set to give tough competition to KL Rahul for the Player of the Series award


3) Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis
Kusal Mendis

Kusal Mendis has been the pinnacle of the Sri Lankan batting for the longest time possible. Kusal produced a match-defining knock against Pakistan in their do-or-die match in the Asia Cup 2023. His knock ensured Sri Lanka scrapped through and won the game which made them advance to the final.

He is the top run-scorer currently and would be hoping to make another big one against India in the final of the Asia Cup 2023. If he does so, and his team wins the tournament, then he is the most likely to take home the Player of the Series award.

More in Exclusive News

OTD | 24 years ago Sunil Joshi bowled one of best ODI spells of all time

On September 26, 1999, India faced South Africa in the opening match of the LG...

Top 3 innings of Jonny Bairstow in Tests

England’s great batter, Jonny Bairstow, is known as one of the most...

OTD | Fearless, competitive, match-winner, England stalwart Jonny Bairstow turns 34

Jonny Bairstow is a highly talented cricketer known for his aggressive batting...

Asian Games 2023: 3 reasons why India can win gold at the mega event

Team India under the captaincy of star young batter Ruturaj Gaikwad are all set...