Asia Cup 2023: List of awards and prize money won

India defeated Sri Lanka by 10 wickets with 23 balls remaining to win their 8th Asia Cup. Here is a list of awards and prize money won in Asia Cup 2023.

The Asia Cup 2023 concluded yesterday with India putting on a completely dominating performance over Sri Lanka. The ‘Men in Blue’ won the game with an emphatic margin of 10 wickets with 263 balls remaining. Even though the Asia Cup will always be remembered for its on-field contests, but it was all possible because of some unsung heroes. The weather in Sri Lanka threatened the games a lot of times. The big ticket match of India vs Pakistan in group stages was washed out which prompted the Asian Cricket Council (ACC) to add a reserve day when the two sides met once again in the Super Four. The groundsmen were quick to cover the whole ground almost every time rain made an interruption. They were rewarded for their quick responses and making sure the matches went smoothly. Both the ACC and Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) announced a prize of 50,000 USD for the groundsmen.


Asia Cup 2023 Finals: Awards

Award Team/Player Prize Money (USD)
Winner India (8th title) 150,000
Runner-up Sri Lanka 75,000
Man of the Tournament Kuldeep Yadav (India) 15,000
Most Runs Shubman Gill (India) N.A.
Most Wickets Matheesha Pathirana (Sri Lanka) N.A.
Man of the Match (Final) Mohammed Siraj (India) 5,000 (Donated to groundsmen)

Asia Cup 2023 winner: India

India won the Asia Cup for a record 8th time. The Rohit Sharma-led side was presented with a cash prize of $150,000. The 8th-time winners were clinical throughout their campaign except for the game against Bangladesh where they rested 5 of their frontline players. The Indian team would like to continue their winning form leading up to the ODI World Cup. They are playing some crucial matches including a three-match ODI series against Australia just before the World Cup.

Asia Cup 2023 runner-up: Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka was the runner-up in the Asia Cup and was presented with a cash prize of $75,000. The co-hosts played brilliantly throughout the Asia Cup except for the finals. Even in the game they lost to India in the Super Four, they came pretty close to winning that game. 

Asia Cup 2023 Man of the Tournament: Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav won the award of Man of the Tournament for Asia Cup 2023. Even though Kuldeep wasn’t the highest wicket-taker of the tournament he picked up crucial wickets against Pakistan and Sri Lanka. He took five wickets against Pakistan and a four-wicket haul against Sri Lanka.

Asia Cup 2023 Most Runs: Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill was the highest run-scorer of the tournament. He scored 302 runs in six games. He scored a century against Bangladesh and scored half-centuries against Nepal and Pakistan. His batting average was 75.50 during the tournament with a strike rate of 93.50

Asia Cup 2023 Most Wickets: Matheesha Pathirana

Sri Lankan fast bowler, Matheesha Pathirana took the most wickets in the tournament. He took 11 wickets and was clinical with the ball in hand. His bowling average was 24.55 with a bowling strike rate of 22.27. He played a crucial role in getting Sri Lanka to the finals of the tournament.

Asia Cup 2023 Man of the Match (Final): Mohammed Siraj

It was a great performance put on by Mohammed Siraj during the finals. The Indian right-arm pacer deservedly won the Man of the Match award and a cash prize of $5,000 after picking up six wickets in the match. He later won the hearts of fans by dedicating and donating the prize money to the Sri Lankan groundsmen.