Batting Strike Rate Calculator

Created by Rahul Dhari
Reviewed by Steven Wooding
Last updated: Jan 13, 2022

The batting strike rate calculator returns the scoring rate for batters in cricket (the sport, not the insect!). Whether you talk about Durban, 2007, or Adelaide, 2012, the term strike rate is a parameter used to judge the scoring rate of a batter. While in the former case, Yuvraj Singh had a strike rate of little over 360, whereas in the latter case, Faf du Plessis applied himself to have a measly strike rate of 29.25. Both innings go down in history as commendable achievements. High or low, the individual scoring rate or strike rate was crucial to the outcome of the match.

Batting strike rate is a metric in cricket used to measure how fast or slow a batter is scoring runs and is a result of tactics employed to tilt the match their team's favor. From this article, you will learn what strike rate is in cricket, how to calculate the batting strike rate in cricket, and some exciting trivia, like who has the best batting strike rate in IPL!

What is batting strike rate in cricket?

The batting strike rate is the percentage of runs scored from the balls faced by the batters. In other words, you can say it as a projection of a batter's current runs and balls to find out how many runs they'll score per 100 balls they face. A strike rate of 23.5 implies the batter scores about 23-24 runs for every 100 balls they face. The batting strike rate formula in cricket is:

Strike Rate=Runs scoredBalls faced×100\quad \footnotesize \text{Strike Rate} = \frac{\text{Runs scored}}{\text{Balls faced}} \times 100

Did you know?
Sydney, 2008 — Rahul Dravid blocked or left alone the first 40 balls before scoring his first run on the 41st delivery! At that point, his strike rate was ~2.4.

A higher batting strike rate is a symbol of explosive batting and power-hitting because the batter can score runs quickly. This quality is highly desirable in the limited over cricket formats — T20 and one-day matches. On the other hand, during a test or first-class cricket game, the batters would take their time to settle in to understand the conditions before scoring runs and leave several balls in the process.

While scoring at a higher pace is desirable in T20 cricket, batting for long hours and facing a large number of deliveries in Test or first-class cricket shows character and stamina — both mental and physical of a batter. This performance metric is applicable to both individual matches and whole careers. The data used spans the entire career to calculate the career strike rate. You can also use the batting average as a metric to check his consistency during a period.

How to calculate batting strike rate in cricket

To calculate batting strike rate in cricket:

  1. Enter the number of runs scored by the batter.
  2. Fill in the batter's number of balls faced.
  3. The calculator will return the batting strike rate.

Example: Using the batting strike rate calculator

Calculate the strike rate for Len Hutton if he scored 364 runs after facing 847 deliveries.

To calculate strike rate:

  1. Enter the number of runs scored as 364.
  2. Fill in the number of balls faced as 847.
  3. Using the cricket batting strike rate formula:
  Strike rate=364847=42.975\quad \ \ \text{Strike rate} = \frac{364}{847} = 42.975

Longest inning (by balls) in Tests
Len Hutton holds the record for the most number of balls faced in a Test inning while representing England. He faced 847 deliveries while batting for 797 minutes in a test match against Australia in 1938. He scored 364 runs at a strike rate of 42.975.

FAQ

What do you mean by batting strike rate in cricket?

The batting strike rate is a performance indicator that tells us how fast the batter can score runs. In other words, the number of runs scored per 100 balls faced. A higher batting strike indicates the batter takes lesser balls to accumulate runs.

How do I calculate my batting strike rate?

To calculate batting strike rate in cricket:

  1. Divide the number of runs scored by balls faced by the batter.
  2. Multiply the resultant by 100.
  3. The product is the strike rate for the batter.

Mathematically, Strike rate = (runs scored / balls faced) × 100.

Who has the highest batting strike rate in T20s?

R Satheesan, who represents Romania, has the highest batting strike rate in all Twenty20 matches combined, considering a minimum of 250 balls faced. He has a career batting strike rate of 188.35 across the 17 matches played since 2019.

Who has faced the most number of balls in test cricket?

Rahul Dravid has faced the most number of deliveries in over 100 years of the history of test cricket. He faced 31258 deliveries in Test cricket while having a career batting strike rate of 42.51 during his career spanning a decade and a half.

Who has the best batting strike rate in IPL?

Andre Russell holds the record for the best batting strike rate in IPL, considering a minimum of 125 balls faced. Andre Russel strikes at a rate of 178.57 in the 84 matches played since 2012. He currently represents Kolkata Knight Riders.

Rahul Dhari
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Strike rate
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