Highest Strike Rate

Batting strike rate is defined for a batsman as the average number of runs scored per 100 balls faced. The higher the strike rate, the more effective a batsman is at scoring quickly.

In Test cricket, a batsman’s strike rate is of secondary relevance to his ability to score runs without getting out. This means a Test batsman’s most important statistic is generally considered to be his batting average, rather than his strike rate.

In limited overs cricket, strike rates are of considerably more importance. Since each team only faces a limited number of balls in an innings, the faster a batsman scores, the more runs his team will be able to accumulate. Strike rates of over 150 are becoming common in Twenty20 cricket. Strike rate (s/r) is probably considered by most as the key factor in a batsman in one day cricket. Accordingly the batsmen with the higher strike rate, especially in Twenty20 matches, are more valued than those with a lesser strike rate. (wikipedia)

10 Batsmen With Highest Strike Rate in ODI, T20 and Test
10 Batsmen With Highest Strike Rate in ODI, T20 and Test
10 Batsmen With Highest Strike Rate in ODI, T20 and Test

 Strike Rates in Tests tend to be lower than ODI’s, because of the need to score runs more quickly and take riskier strokes and the lesser emphasis on building a large innings. In T20 Lot Higher than ODI’s or Tests.

Here We Going To Make the List Of Top 10 Batsmen With Highest Career Strike Rate in ODI, T20 and Test. Minimum Qualification for the ODI and Test List is 1000 runs in Career. and for T20, 300 Career Runs.

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Keeping in Mind This Qualification: Shahid Afridi is Right on Top Among other ODI Player with Career Strike Rate of 115.11. he has Highest Career Strike Rate in ODI than Any Other Batsmen. though West Indian Andre Russle Has Strike Rate of 119 but he didn’t Qualify for the List Because he has Less Than 1000 Runs in ODI Career. Shahid Afridi’s Fastest Century Record has Been Broken, Should Anyone Could strike Higher Than Afridi in Coming Days.

Highest Strike Rate in ODI’s (min 1000 Career Runs)

Player Mat Inns SR Runs HS Ave BF
GJ Maxwell 47 44 126.19 1344 102 35.36 1065
Shahid Afridi 398 369 117.00 8064 124 23.57 6892
NLTC Perera 104 77 112.15 1135 80* 17.73 1012
JC Buttler 55 47 111.30 1280 121 32.00 1150
V Sehwag 251 245 104.33 8273 219 35.05 7929
DA Miller 70 62 100.63 1588 138* 37.80 1578
DJG Sammy 126* 105 99.62 1848 89 24.97 1855
IDS Smith 98 77 99.43 1055 62* 17.29 1061
AB de Villiers 186 178 98.87 7876 162* 53.21 7966
AC Gilchrist 287 279 96.94 9619 172 35.89 9922

source: espncricinfo.com

Highest Strike Rate in ODI’s (without 1000 runs restrictions)

Player Mat Inns SR Runs HS Ave BF
AD Russell (WI) 50* 41 128.69 924 92* 28.87 718
GJ Maxwell 47 44 126.19 1344 102 35.36 1065
CJ Anderson 33* 29 125.54 860 131* 35.83 685
L Ronchi 47* 37 123.98 977 170* 32.56 788
LOB Cann 26 25 117.06 590 52 26.81 504
Shahid Afridi 398 369 117.00 8064 124 23.57 6892
YK Pathan 57 41 113.60 810 123* 27.00 713
JP Faulkner 42 32 112.32 793 116 44.05 706
NLTC Perera 104 77 112.15 1135 80* 17.73 1012
Rizwan Cheema 33 32 111.53 764 94 24.64 685
JC Buttler 55 47 111.30 1280 121 32.00 1150
RR Rossouw 19 18 108.30 587 132 34.52 542
AM Blignaut 54 41 106.28 626 63* 18.96 589
BL Cairns 78 65 104.88 987 60 16.72 941
V Sehwag 251 245 104.33 8273 219 35.05 7929
JM Davison 32 32 104.17 799 111 26.63 767
MM Ali 22 22 103.09 732 128 33.27 710
DA Miller 70 62 100.63 1588 138* 37.80 1578
JA Morkel 58 43 100.25 782 97 23.69 780

source: espncricinfo.com

Highest Strike Rate in Tests

10 Batsmen With Highest Strike Rate in ODI, T20 and Test
10 Batsmen With Highest Strike Rate in Test

Highest Strike Rate in T20

Player Mat Inns SR Runs HS Ave BF
E Chigumbura 27 26 156.75 464 53* 22.09 296
NLTC Perera 38 31 155.85 466 49 33.28 299
DJG Sammy 58 45 152.99 511 42* 17.03 334
AJ Finch 22 22 152.41 756 156 39.78 496
V Sehwag 19 18 145.38 394 68 21.88 271
Shahid Afridi 77 71 145.29 1142 54* 19.03 786
Yuvraj Singh 40 37 144.69 968 77* 31.22 669
SR Watson 48 46 143.96 1156 81 26.88 803
CH Gayle 45 43 142.59 1406 117 35.15 986
JA Morkel 49 38 142.28 572 43 21.18 402

source: cricinfo.com

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  • Manju Raikar

    NO KOHLI IN THIS LIST.. HE NOT MATCH WINNER FOR INDIA.. ACTUAL MATCH WINNER IS MS DHONI