Definition – What is “Bowling Average” in Cricket?
Bowling Average is a cricket statistic used put a player’s number of runs conceded in comparison with their number of wickets they have taken.
It is considered a good metric for a player’s skill at a bowler.
Formula – How to calculate Bowling Average
Bowling Average = Runs Conceded ÷ Wickets Taken
- “Runs Conceded” is the number of runs conceded by the bowler.
- “Wickets Taken” is the number of wickets taken by the bowler.
If a player has conceded 99 runs has taken 8 wickets in that time, then:
99 ÷ 8 = 12.375
Therefore, the player’s bowling average 12.375
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