# Calculation of bowling strike rate

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

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.

• Does the total balls bowled include wides and no-balls? – Daniel Flower Dec 25 '19 at 13:53

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).

and

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