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Richard Levi      

Full name Richard Ernst Levi

Born January 14, 1988, Johannesburg

Current age 27 years 230 days

Major teams Cape Cobras, Mumbai Indians, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 2nd XI, Somerset, Somerset 2nd XI, South Africa A, South Africa Academy, South Africa Under-19s, South Africa XI, Western Province

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Richard Ernst Levi
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 13 13 2 236 117* 21.45 167 141.31 1 1 20 15 4 0
First-class 63 104 11 3608 168 38.79 5514 65.43 6 25 506 33 43 0
List A 98 91 5 3171 166 36.87 3073 103.18 6 16 32 0
Twenty20 143 138 11 3556 117* 28.00 2531 140.49 3 22 354 172 39 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 63 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 98 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 143 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Feb 17, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v New Zealand at East London, Dec 23, 2012 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Border v Western Province at East London, Oct 26-28, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Northamptonshire v Leicestershire at Northampton, Aug 21-24, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Western Province v Boland at Cape Town, Jan 23, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Yorkshire v Northamptonshire at Leeds, Aug 18, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Cape Cobras v Dolphins at Cape Town, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northamptonshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Aug 29, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
16 Northants v Lancashire Birmingham 29 Aug 2015 T20
63* Northants v Warwickshire Birmingham 29 Aug 2015 T20
0, 54* Northants v Leics Northampton 21 Aug 2015 FC
- Northants v Yorkshire Leeds 18 Aug 2015 LA
25 Northants v Gloucs Northampton 17 Aug 2015 LA
24 Northants v Sussex Hove 12 Aug 2015 T20
25 Northants v Kent Canterbury 4 Aug 2015 FC
34 Northants v Somerset Northampton 3 Aug 2015 LA
0 Northants v Worcs Worcester 2 Aug 2015 LA
26 Northants v Derbyshire Derby 31 Jul 2015 LA
Profile

A student of the Cape Ivy League schools, Richard Levi represented South Africa in the Under-19 World Cup in 2006, and quickly developed a reputation as a fearsome striker of the new ball, especially in the shortest format. Two Twenty20s into his international career, no one was in doubt of his abilities. In February 2012, opening the innings in South Africa's chase of 174 against New Zealand, Levi plundered 13 sixes - a record - in an unbeaten 117 off 51 balls. He reached his century off 45 balls, breaking the record for the fastest ton in Twenty20 internationals. Granted, the Seddon Park in Hamilton isn't the biggest ground, but several of Levi's strikes sailed well past the boundary, and would have been sixes in most arenas. Levi's success could provide South Africa with an exciting long-term replacement for Graeme Smith at the top of the order in the limited-overs formats.

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Aug 29, 2015

Northamptonshire's Richard Levi and Shahid Afridi celebrate seeing their side home, Northamptonshire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast, Semi-final, Edgbaston, August 29, 2015

Northamptonshire's Richard Levi and Shahid Afridi celebrate seeing their side home

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Aug 29, 2015

Richard Levi calmly marshalled Northamptonshire's chase, Northamptonshire v Birmingham, NatWest T20 Blast, Semi-final, Edgbaston, August 29, 2015

Richard Levi calmly marshalled Northamptonshire's chase

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Jul 12, 2015

Richard Levi let flying during his innings, Northamptonshire v Leicestershire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Wantage Road, July 12, 2015

Richard Levi let flying during his innings

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Notes

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2012

Tournament Results
Sri Lanka v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 7, 2012
West Indies won by 36 runs
Australia v West Indies at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 5, 2012
West Indies won by 74 runs
Sri Lanka v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 4, 2012
Sri Lanka won by 16 runs
India v South Africa at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
India won by 1 run
Australia v Pakistan at Colombo (RPS) - Oct 2, 2012
Pakistan won by 32 runs
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