LUKE RONCHI

  • Six newcomers win New Zealand Cricket contracts July 10, 2014

    Wellington: Young allrounder Jimmy Neesham and former Australia wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi are among six newcomers on the list released Thursday of 20 players offered central contracts by New Zealand Cricket. Spinners Ish Sodhi and Mark Craig, and pace bowlers Matt Henry and Adam Milne are also included on the list for...
  • New Zealand on target to beat India in ODI series: Luke Ronchi January 27, 2014

    Hamilton: Unperturbed by India's remarkable comefrombehind performance in the thrilling tied third ODI, New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi on Monday said with a comfortable 20 lead, the hosts are well on course to win the fivematch ODI series. The series currently stands at 20 in favour of New Zealand after India...
  • 2nd T20: Ronchi guides New Zealand to series win January 15, 2014

    Wellington: Wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi made an unbeaten 51 as New Zealand beat West Indies by four wickets in the second Twenty20 international on Wednesday to take the twomatch series 20. Ronchi surpassed his unbeaten 48 in the first match at Auckland, which New Zealand won by 81 runs, reaching his first...
  • 1st T20: New Zealand beat West Indies by 81 runs January 11, 2014

    Auckland: Nathan McCullum took 4 for 24, removing the cream of the West Indies' batting lineup on Saturday, as New Zealand won the first of two Twenty20 cricket internationals by 81 runs to lead to twomatch series 10. McCullum, playing his 50th T20 international, dismissed Andre Fletcher for 23, Kieran Powell...
  • 2nd ODI: Nathan McCullum fires New Zealand to victory over Sri Lanka November 13, 2013

    Hambantota: Nathan McCullum smashed 22 runs off the final four balls to lift New Zealand to a thrilling fourwicket win over Sri Lanka in the rainhit second oneday international in Hambantota on Tuesday. The Black Caps, set a revised DuckworthLewis target of 198 in 23 overs, replied with 203 for 6...
  • 2nd ODI: Rain fear looms again as New Zealand face Sri Lanka November 11, 2013

    After rain played spoilsport and forced the first oneday international to be called off, Sri Lanka and New Zealand will face off in the second ODI at Hambantota on Tuesday with Hambantota forecast suggesting rain spells on Tuesday as well. Rain allowed just 54.2 overs in the first game of...
  • After ODIs, Luke Ronchi hoping to seal Test spot for NZ September 9, 2013

    Luke Ronchi became the first cricketer after Kepler Wessels to play for two full ICC member nations when he decided to leave Australia, where he had moved with his family at the age of seven, to New Zealand, the place of his birth, in 2011. Ronchi, then 31, realised that...
  • Six wickets against NZ A the result of consistency: Jalaj Saxena August 29, 2013

    New Delhi: After running through the New Zealand A batting order on day two of the three-day match in Visakhapatnam, India A allrounder Jalaj Saxena credited his success to the result of his consistent bowling. "My only aim was to maintain a consistent line as the wicket was good for...
  • Ronchi ton highlights NZ day against India A August 29, 2013

    Visakhapatnam: The rain stayed away enough to allow the first unofficial Test between India A and New Zealand A to get underway on the second morning, and at the draw of stumps a result was out of the question as India closed on 6 for 1 in reply to New...
  • Brendon McCullum backs Luke Ronchi to come good June 16, 2013

    Cardiff: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum believes it's only a matter of time before Luke Ronchi "tears a team apart" with the bat after a run of low scores since making his Black Caps debut. Although born in New Zealand, Ronchi played international cricket for Australia, where he grew up,...
  • Brendon McCullum wants ODI relief against England May 31, 2013

    London: New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum hopes a change of format and the introduction of several new players will revive his side from the depths of a Test whitewash when they face England in a threematch oneday series starting at Lord's on Friday. For both teams, this series will serve as...
  • Former Aus wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi to lead New Zealand XI against England February 19, 2013

    Wellington: Former Australia wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi will captain a New Zealand XI against England in a fourday warmup match ahead of the first Test starting next month. Ronchi, who played four oneday internationals and three Twenty20 matches for Australia, was born in New Zealand and now qualifies for national selection after...
  • Ross Taylor named in NZ XI to play England January 23, 2013

    Wellington: Sacked New Zealand captain Ross Taylor has been named in a New Zealand XI which will play England in two Twenty20 warmup matches at the start of its tour here next month. Taylor was dumped as New Zealand's captain during its tour to Sri Lanka in November and chose to...
  • Scorchers' Ronchi disappointed with rained out game October 18, 2012

    Durban: Australia's Perth Scorchers have opened their account in the Champions League Twenty20 after a poor start but wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi is disappointed that the two points have come because of a washout. Perth Scorchers, who lost their opening game against the Titans, are at the bottom of group A. "It...