# Batting Average Calculator (Cricket)

LAST UPDATE: April 8th, 2018

## What is “Batting Average” in Cricket?

Batting Average is a cricket statistic used put a player’s number of runs in comparison with their number of times they have been out.
It is intended to be a more accurate representation of a player’s abilities than only the total number of hits or the total number of outs alone, as it compares their number of hits with their relative time at the plate.

## Equation

In Cricket, batting average calculates as follows:
$\text{Batting Average} = \frac{\text{Runs Scored}}{\text{Times Out}}$

## Example

If a batter has scored at bat 522 times and been out 27 times in that time, then:
522 divided by 27 is 19.33
Therefore, the player’s batting average is 19.33