Bowling Average Calculator (Cricket)

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020


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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