Richard Levi      

Full name Richard Ernst Levi

Born January 14, 1988, Johannesburg

Current age 26 years 250 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 114 110 9 2598 117* 25.72 1858 139.82 3 15 250 131 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 114 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Cape Cobras v Hobart Hurricanes at Hyderabad (Deccan), Sep 21, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
42 Cape Cobras v Hurricanes Hyderabad (Deccan) 21 Sep 2014 T20
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
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 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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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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Notes

ICC Twenty20 International Performance of the Year 2012

Tournament Results
Zim XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 24, 2012
Zim XI won by 9 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Zim XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 23, 2012
SAf XI won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Bdesh XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 22, 2012
Bdesh XI won by 3 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Zim XI v Bdesh XI at Harare - Jun 21, 2012
Bdesh XI won by 6 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
Zim XI v SAf XI at Harare - Jun 20, 2012
Zim XI won by 29 runs
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