strike rate

Definitions

Cricket

  • noun a measure of the average rate at which a bowler or bowling attack takes wickets
    Citation ‘He [Ambrose] has been the backbone of the West Indian attack for more than five years and … he has maintained a remarkable strike rate’ (Australian Cricket October 1993)
    Citation ‘His Test total of 242 wickets placed him next to Bedi, his striking rate of 4.17 per Test being best of them all’ (Frith 1984)
    Citation ‘Warne’s world-record 651 wickets from 133 Tests have come at a strike rate of 57.43’ (Malcolm Conn, The Age (Melbourne), 24–25 December 2005)
  • noun a measure of the average rate at which a batsman or batting side scores runs
    Citation ‘When lunch came the West Indies were 130 for 1 off 14 eight-ball overs, an incredible strike rate’ (Manley 1988, p233)
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