Cricket is one of the most popular and beautiful sports in the world. As this sport is very interesting and its rules make the game more beautiful. Net run rate is such a type of rule.
IPL was started 15 years ago In 9 out of 15 seasons, the 4rth place and 5 place was only decided on one difference in net run rate. Many think this Net run rate is something bigger than rocket science. Let me break that thought by explaining about it with a basic example. So come,Let us know how to calculate net run rate today.
Where net run rate is used?
Now not only in IPL, All other global leagues have adopted Net Run Rate. The basic logic behind this is that… If a person passes the exam with flying marks and another one just narrowly passes the exam, Yet both are awarded only PASS and the same grade. Then what’s the difference between the two?
Use of net run rate:-
The Net Run Rate was introduced to create a difference between performing teams and mediocre teams.
That means if two teams have completed all their matches with equal points and only 1 spot is remaining for play off at that time the net run rate is used as a tiebreaker.
How to calculate net run rate?(With example)
All you need to know to calculate this is basic Grade 4 math Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division You can calculate with this and how is that?
For example, there is a match between Chennai and Mumbai where Mumbai scores 200 runs in 20 overs while batting first. Now Chennai had to chase 201 in 20 overs and they scored 175 in 20 overs.
Now let’s see how net run rate can be calculated in this situation. There is I formula for that:- [runs scored by our team ➗ 20] – [runs scored by opponent ➗ 20]= net run rate.
Now in this case
1] Runs scored by Mumbai=200
2] Runs scored by Chennai=175
Therefore, 10-8.75=1.25 is the net run rate calculated.
Before calculating important things I need to tell you that If a team is all out without completing their 20 overs You have to consider it as 20 overs If in case a team chases the target in less than 20 overs, You have to consider the ball in which they finished the chase.
So you too calculate the NRR of your favorite team. So next time you don’t have to wait for the points table to be updated once the match is over. Instead you can calculate NRR with a basic calculator.
What happens if points and net run rate of two teams are the same?
The team with the higher number of wickets taken per fair ball bowled in the matches will be placed higher.