Richard Levi

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Richard Levi
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Personal information
Full name Richard Ernst Levi
Born (1988-01-15) 15 January 1988 (age 27)
Johannesburg, Transvaal Province, South Africa
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Role Batsman
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 48) 17 February 2012 v New Zealand
Last T20I 23 December 2012 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no. 88
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005–present Western Province
2005–present Cape Cobras (squad no. 88)
2012 Mumbai Indians
2012 Somerset
2013–present Northamptonshire
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC LA T20
Matches 13 49 90 127
Runs scored 236 2,779 2,995 3,071
Batting average 21.45 39.14 37,91 27.17
100s/50s 1/1 5/19 6/15 3/19
Top score 117* 150* 166 117*
Catches/stumpings 4/– 36/– 28/– 32/–
Source: CricketArchive, 13 February 2015

Richard Ernst Levi (born 14 January 1988 in Johannesburg) is a South African cricketer. He played in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka.[1] He currently plays for Western Province, Cape Cobras and Northamptonshire. He attended Wynberg Boys' High school in Cape Town and received honours for cricket in 2005.[2]

International career[edit]

On 19 February 2012, Levi scored 117* in a Twenty20 International innings against New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton. The innings set new records for the sixes in an innings (13) and the fastest century (45 balls). He held the record for the most runs scored in a Twenty20 international innings tied with Chris Gayle.[3][4]

This was surpassed by Brendon McCullum on September 21, 2012 when he scored 123 against Bangladesh at Palakelle, Sri Lanka.

Levi has since struggled in International cricket, partly due to being a predominantly leg-side batsman and weak against spin bowling.

Indian Premier League[edit]

He played for Mumbai Indians in the IPL. He was reportedly signed for $400,000.[5]

List of cricket centuries[edit]

Twenty20 International Centuries[edit]

Richard Levi's Twenty20 International centuries
No Runs Innings Against City/Country Venue Date
[1] 117* 2  New Zealand New Zealand Hamilton, New Zealand Seddon Park 2012


T20I awards[edit]

Man of the Match award[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance
1 New Zealand Seddon Park, Hamilton 19 February 2012 DNB; 117* (51 balls: 5x4, 13x6)


  1. ^ "Players and Officials - Richard Levi". CricInfo. Retrieved 2007-02-07. 
  2. ^ Levi keeps feet on ground News24
  3. ^ "Richard Levi blasts Black Caps off park in second T20". Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  4. ^ "Richard Levi hits fastest Twenty20 international century". BBC. Retrieved 19 February 2012. 
  5. ^ "Levi paid R26 000 per run". Retrieved 29 February 2012. 

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