Top 25 Test Batsmen With Best Strike Rates

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All Test Stats on the website are from 01/01/1950 onwards (Know Why). The first list simply gives you the batsmen with best strike rates in Test Cricket since 1950. The second list gives you the batsmen with best Relative Strike Rates (R SR). Only batsmen with more than 2500 runs and average of more than 30 are considered for both lists.

*Note: All Test Ratings are updated till 2024-06-09

TOP 25 TEST BATSMEN WITH BEST STRIKE RATES


R4BF

Balls played by batsmen for many inns is not available for earlier times. When such is the case, we have used Runs For Balls Faced (R4BF) to determine the Strike Rate. This is the runs scored by the batsman for the available data of balls.

RANK BATSMAN NAT FP LP INNS NO 100s R4BF SR
1 V Sehwag IND 2001 2013 180 6 23 8586 82.23
2 AC Gilchrist AUS 1999 2008 137 20 17 5570 81.95
3 N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 184 15 8 4481 80.30
4 Q de Kock SA 2014 2021 91 6 6 3300 70.94
5 DA Warner AUS 2011 2024 205 8 26 8786 70.19
6 Sarfraz Ahmed PAK 2010 2023 95 14 4 3031 70.16
7 IVA Richards WI 1974 1991 182 12 24 6965 69.30
8 DPDN Dickwella SL 2014 2023 96 7 0 2757 66.47
9 TM Dilshan SL 1999 2013 145 11 16 5492 65.53
10 ST Jayasuriya SL 1991 2007 188 14 14 6973 65.24
11 TM Head AUS 2018 2024 81 5 7 3173 64.72
12 Z Crawley ENG 2019 2024 82 2 4 2611 64.68
13 BB McCullum NZ 2004 2016 176 9 12 6453 64.60
14 Kamran Akmal PAK 2002 2010 92 6 6 2648 63.09
15 A Flintoff ENG 1998 2009 130 9 5 3845 62.06
16 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2007 2024 123 7 5 4506 62.02
17 KP Pietersen ENG 2005 2014 181 8 23 8181 61.72
18 MJ Prior ENG 2007 2014 123 21 7 4099 61.67
19 IT Botham ENG 1977 1992 161 6 14 5200 60.73
20 BC Lara WI 1990 2006 232 6 34 11953 60.51
21 CH Gayle WI 2000 2014 182 11 15 7215 60.29
22 ML Hayden AUS 1994 2009 184 14 30 8625 60.13
23 Habibul Bashar BAN 2000 2008 99 1 3 3026 60.04
24 GC Smith SA 2002 2014 205 13 27 9265 59.96
25 LRPL Taylor NZ 2007 2022 196 24 19 7683 59.29

TOP 25 TEST BATSMEN WITH BEST R SR


R SR

Relative Strike Rate (R SR) is a more accurate type of SR. Know How It Is Calculated. Briefly it takes into account:-

  • Strength of Opposition.
  • Positions at which a batsman has played.
  • Venues at which he has played.
  • Time Period in which he has been active
RANK BATSMAN NAT FP LP INNS NO 100s R4BF SR R SR
1 N Kapil Dev IND 1978 1994 184 15 8 4481 80.30 88.85
2 V Sehwag IND 2001 2013 180 6 23 8586 82.23 79.56
3 AC Gilchrist AUS 1999 2008 137 20 17 5570 81.95 79.31
4 IVA Richards WI 1974 1991 182 12 24 6965 69.30 76.15
5 DA Warner AUS 2011 2024 205 8 26 8786 70.19 68.06
6 ST Jayasuriya SL 1991 2007 188 14 14 6973 65.24 67.25
7 Q de Kock SA 2014 2021 91 6 6 3300 70.94 67.04
8 IT Botham ENG 1977 1992 161 6 14 5200 60.73 66.93
9 Sarfraz Ahmed PAK 2010 2023 95 14 4 3031 70.16 66.91
10 CH Lloyd WI 1966 1984 175 14 19 4327 57.78 66.28
11 TM Dilshan SL 1999 2013 145 11 16 5492 65.53 63.94
12 DPDN Dickwella SL 2014 2023 96 7 0 2757 66.47 63.57
13 Zaheer Abbas PAK 1969 1985 124 11 12 4006 55.75 63.22
14 M Azharuddin IND 1984 2000 147 9 22 5720 57.80 63.08
15 BC Lara WI 1990 2006 232 6 34 11953 60.51 62.14
16 BB McCullum NZ 2004 2016 176 9 12 6453 64.60 62.12
17 Aamer Sohail PAK 1992 2000 83 3 5 2823 55.59 61.73
18 Z Crawley ENG 2019 2024 82 2 4 2611 64.68 61.72
19 Saeed Anwar PAK 1990 2001 91 2 11 4052 56.14 61.43
20 CL Cairns NZ 1989 2004 104 5 5 3320 57.00 60.99
21 TM Head AUS 2018 2024 81 5 7 3173 64.72 60.71
22 Kamran Akmal PAK 2002 2010 92 6 6 2648 63.09 60.46
23 A Flintoff ENG 1998 2009 130 9 5 3845 62.06 60.45
24 GS Chappell AUS 1970 1984 151 19 24 6740 51.53 59.64
25 Shakib Al Hasan BAN 2007 2024 123 7 5 4506 62.02 59.39


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