Richard Levi, aka Richard Ernst Levi is a professional cricket player from Johannesburg. Born on 14th of January 1988, Richard has played with major cricket teams like Cape Cobras, South Africa Academy, South Africa U-19s and Western Province cricket team. Most recently, at the IPL auction, he was bought by the team of Mumbai Indians.
This South African cricketer played in the South Africa U-19 Cricket World Cup in 2006 in Sri Lanka. Presently, he plays for Cape Cobras and Western Province. On 19th February 2012, Richard made a record of hitting the most sixes in a Twenty20 international innings, hitting 13 sixes against the team of New Zealand at Seddon Park in Hamilton. Moreover, he even holds the record of scoring the fastest hundred in a Twenty20 international match, off 45 balls. He scored 117* off 51 balls, which is again a record for being the highest score in any Twenty20 match, a record that he shares with Chris Gayle.
Levi made his debut in cricket in List A matches against Boland in Cape Town in 2005. The following year, in 2006, he made his first class debut against the team of Border in East London. In 2008, Richard made his Twenty20 debut against Dolphins team in Cape Town and recently, in 2012, he got to make his T20I debut in Wellington against New Zealand team.
Levi played in 3 T20I matches, scoring 141 runs, with his highest being 117, at a batting average of 70.50 and a strike rate of 201.42. He played in 37 First class matches, scoring 1925 runs, with his highest score being 150, at a batting average of 37.74 and a strike rate of 63.42. He played in 51 List A matches, scoring 1308 runs, his highest being 116. His batting average reached 31.14 with a strike rate of 106.77.
He played in 41 Twenty20 matches, with 988 runs with his highest score being 117*, at an average of 30.87 and a strike rate of 149.69.