Take the 2-minute tour ×
Sports Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for participants in team and individual sport activities. It's 100% free, no registration required.

How is a bowler's average calculated?

For an example, Anil Kumble's test-match bowling average is 29.65. What does this number mean?

share|improve this question
    
I removed the duplicate question. For bowling strike rate see this question. –  hims056 Jun 7 at 4:32

1 Answer 1

up vote 4 down vote accepted

Bowling average = total given runs / wickets taken by bowler

Let's take an example of Anil Kumble. He has taken 619 wickets and given 18355 runs in Test. So his bowling average = 18355 / 619 = 29.65.

The bowling average indicates the number of runs given by a bowler to take a wicket. So Anil Kumble gave 29.65 runs for every single wicket in Test.

share|improve this answer

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.