2012 Review

Richard Levi      

Full name Richard Ernst Levi

Born January 14, 1988, Johannesburg

Current age 27 years 172 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 59 97 10 3395 168 39.02 5170 65.66 6 23 471 33 40 0
List A 90 84 5 2995 166 37.91 2860 104.72 6 15 28 0
Twenty20 137 132 9 3341 117* 27.16 2399 139.26 3 20 327 164 34 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 59 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 90 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 137 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Lancashire v Northamptonshire at Manchester, Jun 29-Jul 2, 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 Derbyshire v Northamptonshire at Chesterfield, Jul 5, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
42 Northants v Derbyshire Chesterfield 5 Jul 2015 T20
57, 0 Northants v Lancashire Manchester 29 Jun 2015 FC
9 Northants v Notts Nottingham 27 Jun 2015 T20
19 Northants v Worcs Worcester 26 Jun 2015 T20
50 Northants v Kent Northampton 20 Jun 2015 FC
17 Northants v Lancashire Northampton 19 Jun 2015 T20
35 Northants v Yorkshire Leeds 14 Jun 2015 T20
17 Northants v Leics Leicester 12 Jun 2015 T20
5 Northants v Derbyshire Northampton 11 Jun 2015 T20
168, 53* Northants v Essex Northampton 7 Jun 2015 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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Jun 8, 2015

Richard Levi went through to a century, Northamptonshire v Essex, County Championship Division Two, Wantage Rd, 2nd day, June 8, 2015

Richard Levi went through to a century

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Jun 8, 2015

Richard Levi improved Northants' afternoon, Northamptonshire v Essex, County Championship Division Two, Wantage Rd, 2nd day, June 8, 2015

Richard Levi improved Northants' afternoon

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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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Notes

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2012

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