2012 Review

Richard Levi      

Full name Richard Ernst Levi

Born January 14, 1988, Johannesburg

Current age 27 years 44 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 50 82 9 2802 150* 38.38 4264 65.71 5 19 388 28 37 0
List A 90 84 5 2995 166 37.91 2860 104.72 6 15 28 0
Twenty20 127 122 9 3071 117* 27.17 2193 140.03 3 19 293 157 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 50 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 127 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Knights v Cape Cobras at Kimberley, Feb 19-22, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Western Province v Boland at Cape Town, Jan 23, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Cape Cobras v Titans at Cape Town, Feb 13, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Cape Cobras v Dolphins at Cape Town, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Cape Cobras v Knights at Cape Town, Dec 12, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
23, 0 Cape Cobras v Knights Kimberley 19 Feb 2015 FC
104 Cape Cobras v Titans Cape Town 13 Feb 2015 LA
0 Cape Cobras v Dolphins Cape Town 6 Feb 2015 LA
17 Cape Cobras v Warriors Paarl 1 Feb 2015 LA
8 Cape Cobras v Titans Cape Town 30 Jan 2015 LA
80 Cape Cobras v Lions Johannesburg 24 Jan 2015 LA
16, 16 Cape Cobras v Warriors Port Elizabeth 15 Jan 2015 FC
95, 15 Cape Cobras v Lions Potchefstroom 8 Jan 2015 FC
81 Cape Cobras v Knights Paarl 27 Dec 2014 FC
38, 8 Cape Cobras v Lions Cape Town 18 Dec 2014 FC
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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