Bowling strike rate in cricket generally indicates how fast a bowler obtains bowling’s initial goal, known as taking wickets. Therefore, the Bowling strike rate defines a bowler’s average number of balls bowled per wicket taken.
What is the Bowling strike rate in cricket?
The Bowling strike rate in cricket is mostly important for a test cricket match rather than a one-day international since it is only possible to quickly win in a test match by taking quick wickets.
On the other hand, in a one-day international match, a bowler’s primary intention is to give as few runs as possible while taking fewer wickets. However, a lower strike rate represents a bowler’s higher skill to take away many wickets with fewer balls.
Purpose of the Bowling strike rate in cricket:
- To evaluate a bowler’s skill in taking wickets with fewer balls.