Hope Levi win augurs well for World T20: Cricket South Africa

Upcoming batsman Richard Levi winning the ICC's 'Twenty20 International Performance of the Year' augurs well for the Proteas ahead of the World Twenty20 starting tomorrow in Sri Lanka, feels Cricket South Africa.

hidden, Sep, 17 2012

Johannesburg: Upcoming batsman Richard Levi winning the ICC's 'Twenty20 International Performance of the Year' augurs well for the Proteas ahead of the World Twenty20 starting tomorrow in Sri Lanka, feels Cricket South Africa.

Levi won the award for equalling West Indian Chris Gayle's record highest score of 117 during the tour of New Zealand earlier this year.

In the process, he made the fastest Twenty20 International century of all time (off 45 balls) and also hit the most sixes ever in a T20 innings (13).

South Africa's Richard Levi with the ICC T20 International Performer of the Year trophy. Reuters

"It was a phenomenal performance and one that is going to be talked about for years to come," said CSA acting CEO Jacques Faul.

"To win the award he had to beat off serious competition from the likes of Gayle and Sri Lanka's Tillakaratne Dilshan.

"We congratulate him on his achievement and hope this augurs well for the ICC World Twenty20."

Levi was the only South African to be honoured with an ICC award this year.

Hashim Amla and Vernon Philander were both in the running for the 'Test Player of the Year' and 'Cricketer of the Year' but Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka won both the trophies.

PTI

Published Date: Sep 17, 2012 | Updated Date: Sep 17, 2012



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1 India 4493 125
2 South Africa 3395 110
3 England 4497 105
4 New Zealand 3114 97
5 Australia 3294 97
Rank Team Points Rating
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2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 5266 117
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
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2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115