The strike rate in cricket has a simply different meaning for both batsmen & bowlers. The batting strike rate is the average runs scored at every 100 bowls in the match. Also, it’s a fact that the higher the strike rate batsman maintain in an innings, the more chances they appear aggressive & dangerous to bowlers.
In modern cricket, the strike rate is one of the issues that has become increasingly important and players with higher strike rates, especially in T20 matches are valued more than those with lesser.
So, let’s look at some of those batsmen that have the highest strike rate in ODI, T20, and test matches according to the cricket news updates.
How Batting Strike Rate is Calculated?
Strike rate (s/r) is the average of total runs scored in 100 balls. It is calculated by dividing the total number of runs scored by the number of deliveries and then multiplied by 100. The result will be the s/r of a batter.
It is calculated by 2 different methods:
- Batting strike rate of a player in a particular match.
- Batting strike rate of a player during his entire career.
10 Batsmen with Highest Strike Rate
The minimum runs for ODI & Test list is 1000 runs during the career, while on the other hand, it’s 300 for T20.
One Day International (ODI) –1000 Career Runs
Below are the names of those players that have scored a minimum of 1000 runs in their entire careers.
|AB de Villiers||186||178||98.87||7876||162*||53.21||7966|
Highest Strike Rate in ODI’s – Without 1000 Runs Restriction
|AD Russell (WI)||50*||41||128.69||924||92*||28.87||718|
Highest Strike Rate in T20
T20 cricket is a well-known format where the hunger to score the run is so much that batsmen have to make the runs at a fast pace with a higher strike rate. So, here are some of the names of those players that have maintained the highest strike rate in the shortest format of cricket i.e., the T20 World Cup.
Elton Chigumbura plays for Zimbabwe and has the highest strike rate of 156.75 in the T20 World Cup.
Also, talking about Indian players, Virender Sehwag has the highest SR in Indian cricket team and has a strike rate of 145.38 in the T20 format according to cricket’s latest news.
Players With Highest Strike Rate – Test Match
Test matches are one of the most classic formats of the cricket game that require discipline, dedication and the most important virtue is patience, which a player must have to thrive in this format.
Below is a list of those players who have hit bowlers with the highest strike rate irrespective of the format in their career.
According to the cricket updates, Shahid Afridi has the highest strike rate of 86.97 in Test Cricket matches.
Also, Virender Sehwag is the top most Indian player with the highest strike rate of 82.23 in Test match format.
Strike Rate matters when it comes to batting. It is one of the factors that describe how good and well-trained a player is in batting.
These are the strike rate of different players of different teams and not to any specific.
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