Speaking to Mark Geenty of Stuff.co.nz former New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi lays his thoughts out on playing a prospective mentor role to the up-and-coming glovemen in the national ranks and the "amazing period" that the 2015 World Cup was for the team.
"I played cricket for so long and had so many guys help out with my career and I think I'm in a position to do the same thing. There aren't too many wicketkeeping coaches around. To try and give back in that sense, and even help out during the summer with BJ [Watling, Test wicketkeeper] and others. Just the knowledge I've gained from keeping for as long as I have, you've got to pass it on and help people get better."
It seems odd that specialist wicketkeeping coaching appears rare in New Zealand. Especially now, after a long line of quality gloveman like Ian Smith, Adam Parore, Brendon McCullum and Ronchi, the race is wide open for someone in white ball cricket. Batting ability and hitting power in the top-five can sometimes trump glovework as the No 1 consideration, although Ronchi was rightly recognised as the country's best gloveman when picked for his Champions Trophy farewell.