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. He currently plays for [1 ] Western Province, Cape Cobras and Northants Steelbacks. 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
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 ]
List of Twenty20 International centuries [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Players and Officials - Richard Levi". CricInfo . Retrieved 2007-02-07.
^ Levi keeps feet on ground News24
^ "Richard Levi blasts Black Caps off park in second T20" . Retrieved 19 February 2012.
^ "Richard Levi hits fastest Twenty20 international century". BBC . Retrieved 19 February 2012.
^ "Levi paid R26 000 per run" . Retrieved 29 February 2012.
External links [ edit ]