New Zealand’s wicket-keeper batsman Luke Ronchi has announced his retirement from the international cricket. The 36-year old started his career with Australian team with 4 ODIs and 3 T20s but opted to play further cricket for his native New Zealand from 2013. He added 4 Tests, 85 ODIs and 32 T20s thereafter, and was an integral part of the Black Caps’ squad for the 2015 World Cup.
Ronchi was known for his clean hitting, especially in the limited-overs format. His innings of 170* against Sri Lanka was one of the top innings ever played by a New Zealander. The wicket-keeper batsman was exceptional in his Test debut too as he stunned England in their den by scoring a fearless 88 at Headingley.
Luke Ronchi will continue to play for Wellington as well as in the domestic T20 tournaments around the world. His next assignment will be NatWest T20 Blast where he will represent Leicestershire.