In the opening match of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge on 2nd November, he destroyed The Unlimited Titans bowlers with a blustering assault which yielded 81 off 34 balls.
In 2011, Levi hammered the fastest century (off 53 balls) in a domestic 50-over game at the Wanderers, while setting up the Cobras-win against the Lions. His partner was (still is, actually), Andrew Puttick, with whom Levi added 176 for the opening wicket.
On Saturday, the two shared in an opening stand of 109.
“Andrew and I feed off each other. We have a great understanding, and we complement each other’s game. I have known him since we were first roommates when I made my Cobras’ debut about 11 years ago.”
Puttick has struck 450 runs at an average of 90 in this season’s Momentum One Day Cup competition and is second on the list of national averages in the domestic showpiece.
The left-right-hand combination has been a factor in their success recipe, and Levi also thinks his strike-rate makes it easier for Puttick to set up a game-plan for himself.
Levi has scored 221 runs in the competition at an average of 44.20.
Plying his trade at Northamptonshire on wickets that are conducive to seam bowling, has forced Levi to look at more scoring options, the muscular right-hander admits.
“The past two seasons I worked very hard with David Ripley in opening up scoring options on both sides of the wicket.”
The bowlers have had nowhere to hide in Levi’s case. Normally, they don’t like to give the batsman space to free his arms square of the wicket.
Consequently, they bowl straighter, but that gives Levi the chance to clip the ball over deep midwicket, square leg or long on for sixes.
But he doesn’t mind the line outside off-stump, and has scored a number of boundaries to point or extra cover, as he underlined in the Ram Slam T20 Challenge this season with 392 runs.