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Cricket records: Highest Career Strike Rate in ODI and T20 Cricket

by on February 3, 2011
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Cricket records: Highest Career Strike Rate in ODI Cricket

A dream of achieving the highest career strike rate remains in the mind of every batsman but only some players can achieve it. It’s not very easy to get this achievement as it requires a lot of effort to make runs in a short time and deliver consistent performances. The first person on this list might surprise you. It’s LOB Cann from Bermuda. He is a right handed batsman who has a strike rate of 117.60 which is the highest career strike rate in ODI cricket. His highest score is 52 and he made a total of 590 runs. Players like YK Pathan and Shahid Afridi are also found on the list with other famous cricket players. Let’s take a look at it to see who else made it on the list by delivering a consistent performance.

Highest Career Strike Rate in one day international cricket are:

Player Span Runs
LOB Cann (Ber) 2006-2009 590
YK Pathan (India) 2008-2011 694
Shahid Afridi (Asia/ICC/Pak) 1996-2011 6446
AM Blignaut (Zim) 1999-2010 626
JM Davison (Can) 2003-2009 766
BL Cairns (NZ) 1974-1985 987
V Sehwag (Asia/ICC/India) 1999-2010 7380
JA Morkel (Afr/SA) 2004-2010 679
IDS Smith (NZ) 1980-1992 1055
DT Johnston (Ire) 2006-2010 552
DR Smith (WI) 2004-2010 925

Cricket records: Highest Career Strike Rate in T20 Cricket

Watching t20 matches are very exciting and you get to enjoy every moment them. You get to see a lot of runs and wickets in a very short time so it’s very easy to increase the strike rate. It can be difficult to get to the top of highest career strike rate in t20 record. MN Samuels from West Indies got the first place record by getting a 177.02 striking rate which is the highest career strike rate in t20 matches. He played only 6 matches and got 131 runs total. Symonds, Sehwag, and Yuvraj singh also achieved a place in this record of highest career strike rates. Symonds played 14 matches and got a 169.34 striking rate. His highest score his 85.

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