# Net Run Rate Calculator (Cricket)

LAST UPDATE: September 24th, 2020

## Definition – What is “Net Run Rate” in Cricket?

Net Run Rate is a cricket statistic used to put runs scored in comparison with the number of overs faced.
It is intended to be an indicator of a team’s abilities.

## Formula – How to calculate Net Run Rate

Net Run Rate = (Total Runs Scored ÷ Total Overs Faced) – (Total Runs Conceded ÷ Total Overs Bowled)

Where:

• Total Runs Scored” is the number of runs scored by the team (it is also the number of runs conceded by the opposing team).
• Total Overs Faced” is the number of overs faced by the team (it is also the number of overs bowled by the opposing team).
• Total Runs Conceded” is the number of runs conceded by the team (it is also the number of runs scored by the opposing team).
• Total Overs Bowled” is the number of overs bowled by the team (it is also the number of overs faced by the opposing team).
• Net Run Rate can be calculated for a match or a tournament.

### Example

If a team has scored 227 runs and has faced 5 overs in that time, while at the same time conceded 198 runs in 6 overs bowled then:

227 ÷ 5 = 45.4

198 ÷ 6 = 33

45.4 – 33 = 12.4

Therefore, the team’s net run rate is 12.4