2012 Review

Richard Levi      

Full name Richard Ernst Levi

Born January 14, 1988, Johannesburg

Current age 26 years 318 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 45 73 9 2510 150* 39.21 3837 65.41 5 17 342 26 34 0
List A 85 79 5 2786 166 37.64 2656 104.89 5 14 27 0
Twenty20 123 118 9 2908 117* 26.67 2051 141.78 3 17 283 149 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 45 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 85 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 123 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Somerset at Northampton, Jul 12-15, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Western Province v Boland at Cape Town, Jan 23, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Titans v Cape Cobras at Centurion, Oct 24, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Cape Cobras v Dolphins at Cape Town, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town, Nov 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
25 Cape Cobras v Lions Cape Town 23 Nov 2014 T20
54 Cape Cobras v Dolphins Durban 21 Nov 2014 T20
5 Cape Cobras v Titans Durban 16 Nov 2014 T20
20 Cape Cobras v Lions Johannesburg 14 Nov 2014 T20
- Cape Cobras v Knights Paarl 12 Nov 2014 T20
44 Cape Cobras v Dolphins Cape Town 7 Nov 2014 T20
81 Cape Cobras v Titans Johannesburg 2 Nov 2014 T20
33 Cape Cobras v Titans Centurion 24 Oct 2014 LA
25 Cape Cobras v Knights Cape Town 22 Oct 2014 LA
75 Cape Cobras v Warriors Port Elizabeth 17 Oct 2014 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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Sep 28, 2014

Richard Levi's 42 had three sixes and two fours, Cape Cobras v Kings XI Punjab, Champions League T20, Group B, Mohali, September 28, 2014

Richard Levi's 42 had three sixes and two fours

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Sep 21, 2014

Richard Levi struck an amazing one-handed six, Cape Cobras v Hobart Hurricanes, Champions League T20, Hyderabad, September 21, 2014

Richard Levi struck an amazing one-handed six

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Sep 21, 2014

Richard Levi get set to wallop the ball, Cape Cobras v Hobart Hurricanes, Champions League T20, Hyderabad, September 21, 2014

Richard Levi get set to wallop the ball

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Notes

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2012

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