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Batting strike rate is calculated as (No. of runs / No. of balls faced) * 100.
How is bowling strike rate calculated?

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Bowling strike rate is calculated as total balls bowled / wickets taken by bowler.

If the bowler has bowled 300 balls and has taken 15 wickets, then the strike rate is
300/15 = 20.
This means the bowler has taken 20 balls to take one wicket.

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And that means he is very good bowler. Strike of 20 is very very good in One-day. Mostly not possible in Test (or first class) and average in T20. :-) – hims056 Jan 24 '13 at 11:43

From Wikipedia:

Bowling strike rate is a measure of how frequently a bowler achieves the primary goal of bowling, namely taking wickets (i.e. getting batsmen out).


Bowling strike rate is defined for a bowler as the average number of balls bowled per wicket taken.

According to this page:

A bowlers strike rate is calculated by dividing the number of balls he or she has bowled by the number of wickets taken with those balls.

For example if a bowler has bowled 2000 balls in his career and has taken 50 wickets, he has a bowling strike rate of 40.00. In other words the bowler has taken, on average, a wicket every 40 balls.

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It is simply the number of balls bowled divided by the number of wickets taken.

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What is bowling average and economy rate? – suraj Apr 16 '12 at 10:20
Guyz, I dont understand ur language.. But, bowling average is runs per wicket. i.e. total runs bowler offered/ no. wickets bowler has taken. – Parag Apr 17 '12 at 5:34
And economy rate is avg runs given by bowler in one over. i.e. total runs/no. of overs – Parag Apr 17 '12 at 5:36

Bowling Strike rate = Number of balls per wicket (Total Balls Bowled/Total Wickets Taken)

Bowling Average = Runs per Wicket (Total Runs Given/Total Wickets Taken)

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Bowling strike rate = (no. of balls / wickets taken).

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