Richard Levi      

Full name Richard Ernst Levi

Born January 14, 1988, Johannesburg

Current age 26 years 244 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 81 75 5 2645 166 37.78 2495 106.01 5 13 25 0
Twenty20 113 109 9 2556 117* 25.56 1828 139.82 3 15 244 130 31 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 45 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 81 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 113 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Northamptonshire v Essex at Northampton, Aug 21, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Cape Cobras v Dolphins at Cape Town, Mar 26, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Durham v Northamptonshire at Chester-le-Street, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
84 Northants v Essex Northampton 21 Aug 2014 LA
68 Northants v Lancashire Manchester 14 Aug 2014 LA
62 Northants v Derbyshire Northampton 11 Aug 2014 LA
- Northants v Hampshire Southampton 8 Aug 2014 LA
34 Northants v Yorkshire Northampton 5 Aug 2014 LA
0 Northants v Worcs Milton Keynes 29 Jul 2014 LA
43 Northants v Gloucs Cheltenham 27 Jul 2014 LA
41 Northants v Durham Chester-le-Street 25 Jul 2014 T20
6 Northants v Notts Northampton 23 Jul 2014 T20
25 Northants v Worcs Northampton 18 Jul 2014 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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Jul 11, 2014

Richard Levi heaved Northants to victory, Northamptonshire v Derbyshire, NatWest T20 Blast, Wantage Road, July 11, 2014

Richard Levi heaved Northants to victory

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Jun 23, 2014

An unusual pair: Richard Levi and Rob Newton have something in common, Lancashire v Northamptonshire, County Championship, Division One, Old Trafford, 2nd day, June 23, 2014

An unusual pair: Richard Levi and Rob Newton have something in common

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Jun 15, 2014

Richard Levi struck eight fours in his 43, Northamptonshire v Warwickshire, County Championship, Division One, 1st day, Wantage Road, June 15, 2014

Richard Levi struck eight fours in his 43

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Notes

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2012

Tournament Results
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 31, 2012
Uva Next won by 19 runs (D/L method)
Nagenahira v K Warriors at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 29, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Wayamba U v Uva Next at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 28, 2012
Uva Next won by 20 runs
Uva Next v Nagenahira at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 27, 2012
Nagenahira won by 6 wickets (with 5 balls remaining)
Ruhuna Ryls v Wayamba U at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Wayamba U won by 14 runs
Nagenahira v Uthura at Colombo (RPS) - Aug 26, 2012
Uthura won by 15 runs
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