Levi needs time to adjust - Adams

Batsman Richard Levi has struggled to score runs in the last two T20 games.

Batsman Richard Levi has struggled to score runs in the last two T20 games.

CAPE TOWN - Nashua Mobile Cape Cobras coach Paul Adams says Richard Levi's lack of form at international level is entirely a mental thing.

The opening batsman was in sublime form for the Cobras in the One Day Cup this season, but he has failed with the bat when on international duty for the Proteas.

In his last two T20 innings, Levi only managed to score five runs.

The series is 1-all after Proteas lost the second game at Buffalo City on Sunday.

Adams says Levi is struggling to make the mental switch from domestic to international cricket.

"He had a very good year in the domestic level. He just needs to find the balance between franchise cricket and international level. He's got the ability and the formula to make it to the top."

Adams says there is a lot of pressure on Levi to perform, especially from himself.

"He had a great One Day Cup which shows the class of the player. I think it's the pressure that's getting to him when he's representing the country."

Adams says he is confident Levi will find form soon.

"He just needs to find that balance of relaxation and looking to perform at the top level as well. He's still a young player and he will get it right."

The Proteas will play New Zealand in the third T20 at Port Elizabeth on Wednesday.