For batsmen, strike rate is a number that represents an average of how many runs that batsman scores for every 100 balls that they face. A high batting strike rate indicates a more aggressive batsman that scores quickly, whereas a lower strike rate is a characteristic of a more conservative batsman.
Strike rate refers to two different statistics in the sport of cricket. Batting strike rate is a measure of how quickly a batsman achieves the primary goal of batting, namely scoring runs. Bowling strike rate is a measure of how quickly a bowler achieves the primary goal of bowling, namely taking wickets. Both strike rates are relatively new statistics, having only been invented and considered of importance after the introduction of One Day International cricket in the 1970s.
Batting Strike Rate = (Runs Scored x 100) ÷ Balls Faced. Where: “Runs Scored” is the number of runs scored by the batsman. “Balls Faced” is the number of balls faced by the batsman. Example. If a batter has scored 145 runs and faced 298 balls in that time, then: Strike Rate (Batting) = (145 x 100) ÷ 298 Strike Rate (Batting) = 48.66 Therefore, the player’s batting strike rate is 48.66
Firstly, what is bowling strike rate in cricket? Bowling Strike-rate is a measure to find how frequently a bowler picks a wicket. That is, how many balls the bowler required to pick the total wickets he has taken? So, lower the Strike-rate, more frequent the bowler has picked wickets. Strike-rate is an efficient metric in Test Cricket, as picking wickets is the prime duty of any bowler in Test Cricket.
With the advent of T20 cricket, strike rate has become an extremely crucial part of cricket. This is the rate at which the batsman strikes the ball. Ideally, this is calculated by dividing the number of runs scored by the number of balls played and then the result is multiplied by hundred. Let’s say for example a batsman scores 100 runs from 300 balls, we divide 100 by 300 and then multiplying by 100, the strike rate will be 33.33.
Batting strike rates in one-day internationals are significantly higher than in Test matches, because of the emphasis on scoring runs quickly, within the allotted number of overs. For further analysis of batting statistics, see Statistical Analysis of Cricket.
Strike rate of a bowler is average number of balls bowl by him between two wickets. (or simply numbers of balls bowled per wicket) And the term Average is average number of runs conceded between two wickets. (or simply number of runs conceded per wicket).
Strike rate (SR): The average number of runs scored per 100 balls faced. (SR = [100 * Runs]/BF) Run rate (RR): The average number of runs a batsman (or the batting side) scores in an over of 6 balls. Net run rate (NRR): A method of ranking teams with equal points in limited overs league competitions.