Full name Luke Ronchi
Born April 23, 1981, Dannevirke, Manawatu, New Zealand
Current age 34 years 99 days
Major teams Australia, New Zealand, Australia A, Hampshire Cricket Board, Mumbai Indians, New Zealand A, New Zealand XI, Perth Scorchers, Wellington, Western Australia
Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
Height 1.80 m
|Only Test||England v New Zealand at Leeds, May 29-Jun 2, 2015 scorecard|
|ODI debut||West Indies v Australia at St George's, Jun 27, 2008 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v New Zealand at Chester-le-Street, Jun 20, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Jun 20, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20I||England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jun 23, 2015 scorecard|
|Last First-class||England v New Zealand at Leeds, May 29-Jun 2, 2015 scorecard|
|List A debut||2001/02|
|Last List A||England v New Zealand at Chester-le-Street, Jun 20, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Western Australia v Victoria at Perth, Jan 6, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Surrey v Somerset at The Oval, Jul 17, 2015 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|32, 1c/0s||N Zealanders||v North West||Pretoria||28 Jul 2015||Other OD|
|-||N Zealanders||v North West||Pretoria||27 Jul 2015||Other T20|
|0c/1s, 21||Somerset||v Surrey||The Oval||17 Jul 2015||T20|
|0c/0s, 12||Somerset||v Kent||Canterbury||10 Jul 2015||T20|
|49, 0c/0s||Somerset||v Gloucs||Taunton||3 Jul 2015||T20|
|0c/0s, 7||Somerset||v Glamorgan||Taunton||28 Jun 2015||T20|
|1c/0s||Somerset||v Middlesex||Uxbridge||26 Jun 2015||T20|
|1c/0s, 5||New Zealand||v England||Manchester||23 Jun 2015||T20I # 423|
|2, 0c/1s||New Zealand||v England||Chester-le-Street||20 Jun 2015||ODI # 3659|
|8, 0c/0s||New Zealand||v England||Nottingham||17 Jun 2015||ODI # 3657|
Born in New Zealand but raised mostly in Australia, Luke Ronchi became a cricketing rarity by representing both countries. His first international incarnation came for Australia in the West Indies in 2008 when he stood in for the injured Brad Haddin in four ODIs and a Twenty20 and he showed he was not out of his depth: his glovework was brilliant and at the tiny Warner Park in St Kitts he clubbed a 22-ball half-century, the equal third-quickest ODI fifty scored by an Australia player. But his form fell away during the following domestic summer and he added only one more T20 international to his tally for Australia. By the end of 2008-09 his runs had dried up so severely that he had even been dropped by Western Australia and his future appeared bleak.
Over the next few seasons, Ronchi was there and thereabouts in state cricket but he was overtaken by Graham Manou, Tim Paine and Matthew Wade in the queue behind Haddin. At the end of 2011-12, he decided to try his luck in his country of birth and secured a contract with Wellington. His performances were strong enough to earn him a call-up to the New Zealand ODI side once he had qualified in 2013 and against England in May he debuted, becoming the first man since Kepler Wessels nearly 20 years earlier to represent two full ICC member nations.
Ronchi had moved with his family to Perth at the age of seven and debuted for Western Australia in 2001-02. He established himself as a solid gloveman and clean striker of the ball and in 2006-07 he made his mark with the fastest century in Australian domestic one-day history. His 56-ball century against New South Wales featured a series of powerful pulls off Stuart Clark, and the effort eclipsed the 62-ball record set by Ronchi's team-mate Adam Voges two seasons earlier. Another standout moment was when he struck 89 from 49 balls against an England XI in the Lilac Hill match the same summer. Perhaps his most remarkable display was in a 2007-08 Pura Cup match against Queensland when he scored a 51-ball century, with the second fifty coming in a scarcely believable 11 deliveries. At that stage Australia were keen to call Ronchi their own, but several years later New Zealand were equally pleased to claim his services.
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