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Richard Levi      

Full name Richard Ernst Levi

Born January 14, 1988, Johannesburg

Current age 28 years 137 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

Playing role Opening batsman

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 71 115 12 3897 168 37.83 5979 65.17 7 25 549 33 47 0
List A 104 97 5 3347 166 36.38 3275 102.19 6 18 34 0
Twenty20 155 149 11 3990 117* 28.91 2785 143.26 3 27 396 197 41 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 71 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 104 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 155 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Gloucestershire v Northamptonshire at Bristol, May 22-25, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Western Province v Boland at Cape Town, Jan 23, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Cape Cobras v Lions at Cape Town, Feb 28, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Cape Cobras v Dolphins at Cape Town, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Northamptonshire v Derbyshire at Northampton, May 27, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
58 Northants v Derbyshire Northampton 27 May 2016 T20
23, 23 Northants v Gloucs Bristol 22 May 2016 FC
61 Northants v Leics Leicester 20 May 2016 T20
23 Northants v Kent Northampton 15 May 2016 FC
19 Northants v Leics Leicester 8 May 2016 FC
104 Northants v Derbyshire Northampton 1 May 2016 FC
0, 29 Northants v Essex Chelmsford 24 Apr 2016 FC
11 Northants v Sussex Northampton 10 Apr 2016 FC
18 Cape Cobras v Lions Cape Town 28 Feb 2016 LA
21 Arabians v Leo Lions Dubai (DSC) 13 Feb 2016 Other T20
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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May 27, 2016

Richard Levi thrashed 58 off 37 balls, Northamptonshire v Derbyshire, NatWest T20 Blast, North Group, Wantage Road, May 27, 2016

Richard Levi thrashed 58 off 37 balls

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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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Notes

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2012

Tour Results
South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg - Nov 17-21, 2011
Australia won by 2 wickets
South Africa v Australia at Cape Town - Nov 9-11, 2011
South Africa won by 8 wickets
Sth Africa A v Australians at Potchefstroom - Nov 1-3, 2011
Australians won by 7 wickets
South Africa v Australia at Durban - Oct 28, 2011
Australia won by 3 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
South Africa v Australia at Port Elizabeth - Oct 23, 2011
South Africa won by 80 runs
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