Cricket Bowling Strike Rate (SR) Calculator

43.1

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 seen as preferable – it means that the bowler is able to 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 complementary statistic to the more popular Batting strike rate.

Equation

In Cricket, Bowling Strike Rate is calculated 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.