# Bowling Strike Rate (SR) Calculator (Cricket)

LAST UPDATE: April 8th, 2018

## What is “Bowling Strike Rate” in Cricket?

Bowling Strike Rate is a measurement of a bowler’s average number of balls bowled for every wicket taken.
A lower strike rate is preferable – it means that the bowler can get more batsmen out with fewer balls. The statistic is considered to be more important in longer games than shorter 1-day matches.
Bowling strike rate is a complimentary statistic to the more popular Batting strike rate.

## Equation

In Cricket, Bowling Strike Rate calculates as:
$\text{Bowling Strike Rate} = \frac{\text{Balls Bowled}}{\text{Wickets Taken}}$

## Example

If a bowler bowled 776 balls and taken 18 wickets in that time, then:
Strike Rate (Bowling) = 776 / 18
Strike Rate (Bowling) = 43.1
Therefore, the bowler’s bowling strike rate is 43.1.