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Luke Ronchi

Luke Ronchi (born 23 April 1981) is a professional cricketer currently contracted to Wellington in New Zealand domestic cricket, having played international cricket for both the Australian and New Zealand national cricket teams.

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Luke Ronchi and Sikandar Raza were the only standouts for the Chittagong team that finished rock bottom on the poin…
Has picked a great player in the form of Luke ronchi,will be available for full season and he is in grea…
Blundell has the highest score by NZ keeper on debut. Was Luke Ronchi 88 v England at Leeds 2015. BJ Watling 102* i…
Tom Blundell now has the highest score for a Kiwi keeper on debut, going past Luke Ronchi's 88!
You can add Luke Ronchi, Jock Edwards and John R Reid to that list (plus Blundell, of course)
Kiwi Wicketkeeper batsman Tom Bundle get his maiden fifty Joined clubs member That include B'Mac Luke Ronchi .score HF in debut
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GAW chase 150 in 10.3 overs, what amazing knocks from Chadwick Walton and Luke Ronchi.
And that's 50 for Luke Ronchi! He's largely been supporting Chadwick Walton, but a well played innings nonetheless.
Luke Ronchi set to take the gloves in Hamilton. Martin Guptill is back, so looks bad news for Tom Latham
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Luke Ronchi returns to New Zealand&squad for South Africa series Opening batsman Martin Guptill who miss…
yes they did but we were missing Martin Guptill,Corey Anderson,Adam Milne and Luke Ronchi.
Luke Ronchi returns as Wellington Firebirds stay on top in pursuit of home semifinal in Ford Trophy
Luke ronchi in full battle gear too!
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'It's a completely different ball game' – Luke Ronchi urges Black Caps to be more competitive in ODI's
'Dhoni, Dhoni!' chants have started at HPCA stadium as the Indian captain joins Kohli at the crease . Live:
Pandya after getting man of the match: Will cherish this moment for my life. Live:
Debutant Hardik Pandya is declared as man of the match for his three wickets. . Live:
Indian captain Dhoni: Fantastic performance by the fast bowlers. Virat (also) batted well. . Live:
Indian fans when Dhoni and Kohli are batting together. . Live:
New Zealand captain Williamson: We lost too many wickets too early. . Live:
India win the first ODI by 6 wickets. Kohli top scores for the hosts with 85 runs. . Live:
Kohli does a Dhoni. Hits a winning six to seal the game for India. . Live:
Only 4 off the Santner over. And India are one hit away from a win. . Live:
India need just 7 to win the Dharamsala ODI. . Live:
Four! Another cover drive. Like always, Kohli is anchoring the chase. He's on 77 off 78 balls. . Live:
India vs New Zealand, Live scores and updates, Dharamsala ODI: MS Dhoni run-out for 21
FOUR! Driven through the covers by Kohli, and this time the ball beats Santner at extra-cover. Live:
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Kohli drives beautifully (again) towards covers. But, Santner dives and saves two runs for his team. Live:
Kedar Jadhav replaces Dhoni at the centre. IND are 162 for 4 after 29 overs. . Live:
Fifty partnership between Dhoni and Kohli. India now need 31 from 132 balls. Live:
OUT!! Miscommunication between both the players and Dhoni is run out by Ronchi on 21. Live:
Half-century for Luke Ronchi. as New Zealand continue to. defy the Indian spinners.
Luke Ronchi brings up his 2nd Test half-century. New Zealand fight, 113/4 now.
Luke Ronchi is out, c Scott Boland b Mitchell Marsh, scored 5 runs in 8 balls, score 237/6 in 43.1 Ov.
Luke Ronchi drives down the ground © Getty Images
Mitchell Santner the new batsman at the crease with Luke Ronchi. The Black Caps 265/5 after 47 overs.
i am honestly not a fan of Luke Ronchi .. How can a keeper avg 25 when Watling is waiting in the wings?
Mark Craig now retires for 60 after Luke Ronchi had done the same for 39. Bracewell and Henry now at the crease. NZ 8-334
McCullum and Watling retired at tea, Luke Ronchi and Mark Craig in for NZ now 6-234 and into the tail despite losing only 2 wickets
Boo. Brendon McCullum has retired at the tea break. So has BJ Watling. Out comes Luke Ronchi and Mark Craig
Luke Ronchi playing for the Black Caps is one thing, but supporting the All Blacks? Cmon! Too far ;)
Is Luke Ronchi the only player to play for the Pm'sXI AND a visiting team AGAINST the PM's XI?
Why is Luke Ronchi even in the New Zealand line up still??? Saddest cricketer I've watched in my whole life. He's just pathetic.
Three players have played for and against the PM's XI - . Wes Hall, Frank Tyson and Luke Ronchi.
Today in 2014, Luke Ronchi becomes the 3rd NZ player to be dismissed for 99 in an ODI, against South Africa.
21 Oct 2014: Luke Ronchi dismissed for 99 in ODI against South Africa. He becomes the just 3rd NZ player to out on 99.
Jeetan Patel stumped for 98 by Luke Ronchi off the Taunton Vettori.
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Somerset have signed New Zealand wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi for 5 T20 fixtures as replacement for the injured Corey Anderson
Somerset have signed Luke Ronchi to replace Corey Anderson for the remaining five matches in the group stage of the NatWest
Somerset sign New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi for five of the remaining matches in the T20 Blast. He replaces injured Corey Anderson.
Ronchi replaces Anderson for Somerset: Somerset have signed up New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi to…
Luke Ronchi to replace Anderson, will take that!
Somerset have added New Zealand keeper-batsman Luke Ronchi to their books for five games, replacing countryman Corey Anderson.
Luke Ronchi gearing up for what looms as a big day five in Leeds ^CE
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Black Caps face selection headaches over wicketkeepers BJ Watling and Luke Ronchi (Sport)
Interesting aside - kiwis are playing three wicket keepers in their eleven - Brendon mccullum b j watling and Luke ronchi - any parallel?
Fastest time to score 88 runs: WACA 2006. 50 balls. Luke Ronchi fastest for exactly 88.
Luke Ronchi (34 years, 36 days) is the oldest Tests debutante for New Zealand since Tom Puna (36 years, 120 days) in 1966…
In case no one has noticed, the NZ Test team playing England at Headingly has 4 regular Keepers in McCullum, Watling, Latham and Luke Ronchi
New Zealand lead by 315 runs with 4 wickets in hand. Luke Ronchi the latest to lose his wicket.
50-run stand between Luke Ronchi and BJ Watling!
Luke Ronchi cutting loose again and the ' lead now over 300.
Luke Ronchi has done in 2 inns what Gilly did over period of 80 Tests
Luke Ronchi is doing it his style. 300 on board.
And there it is! Luke Ronchi passes Andy Ganteaume's average of 112 to become officially the greatest Test batsman of all time.
Luke Ronchi now has a test average of 100.
New bat is Luke Ronchi. Ben Stokes now at the Rugby Stand End. Watling with a 4 behind square. To 75. Ronchi off the mark with a 4.
Luke Ronchi in 1st innings missed record of fastest 100 in Test debut scored 88 (70) and that record now with S Dhawan from 85 balls vs Aus
Luke Ronchi there, with his face like a melted clock.
Luke Ronchi looks like the sort of bloke I'd want to organise a stag do!
Fair play to Nasser. It was reverse although more like a regular in ducker to me. Luke Ronchi in. Usually a quick duck or 50 from him.
Eng vs NZ, 2nd Test: stars on debut, Kiwis fight back : Cricket, News
Remarkably, Luke Ronchi is the 1st Luke ever to play test cricket
Very simple why Aus should not lose to NZ... Luke Ronchi. Wouldn't get a game in a the Mercantile Mutual Cup.
I've got Happy Jack as an thanks to Luke Ronchi.
Anyone seen Luke Ronchi, the Kiwi WK is the spitting image of Kevin Williams
What a story Luke Ronchi is. Immense effort at 34 to make Test debut considering he was on the outer at WA in 09.
9 - Luke Ronchi (34yrs 36d) is the ninth oldest player on Test debut, the oldest since 1966. Experience.
Luke Ronchi starred in his Test debut. Recently wrote about his days rising up the ranks of local Perth cricket -
FACT: New Zealand's Luke Ronchi becomes the first Luke to play Test cricket (via:
Play to start in 15 minutes! Unchanged XI for England, while Luke Ronchi comes into the BLACKCAPS for the injured Corey Anderson ^CE
2nd Test: England elect to bowl vs New Zealand at Leeds. Luke Ronchi makes debut, Corey Anderson out
England are also unchanged from the first Test at Lord's. New Zealand have made one change with Luke Ronchi coming in for Corey Anderson.
Wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi comes in for his debut for New Zealand. He replaces the injured Corey Anderson. BJ Watling plays as a batsman
England win the toss and stick New Zealand in. Luke Ronchi in for Corey Anderson, England for obvious reasons unchanged.
NZ keeper Luke Ronchi makes his Test debut in place of Corey Anderson who is injured. Watling plays as a batsman only.
2nd Test: England win the toss and elect to bowl first. England are unchanged. New Zealand bring Luke Ronchi in for Corey Anderson.
Michael Clarke hugs lMitchell Stark Adter the wicket of Luke Ronchi
It's not Clarke , it's Mitchell starc Michael Clarke dismisses Luke Ronchi for nought. - 151/6
Well done Pup. Michael Clarke picks up Luke Ronchi at slip.
Luke Ronchi made a splendid 170 runs off 99 balls to anchor the innings for New Zealand against Sri Lanka. Watch his aggressive innings!
dunk is unproved in asian conditions.he will need time,dont want him to be another Richard Levi or Luke Ronchi (our past 2 mistakes)
New Zealand vs India 5th ODI, live cricket score: MS Dhoni falls as visitors stare at 4-0 series loss NDTVCricket | Updated: January 31, 2014 14:11 IST India and New Zealand lock horns in the fifth and final ODI at Wellington. Catch all the live updates here (Scorecard | Commentary) 14:08 (IST) WICKET! Matt Henry takes his fourth wicket as Bhuvneshwar Kumar gives a simple catch to keeper Luke Ronchi, after miscuing a hook shot. India go 9 down with 89 needed of 6 balls! 13:58 (IST) 200 is up for India as tailenders Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Mohd Shami and bat out the full fifty overs. India need 104 more off 20 balls. 13:49 (IST) WICKET! Dhoni is gone and is that the final nail in the coffin? Trying to clear mid-off, Dhoni attacks Williamson but mistimes it totally for James Neesham to take the catch. Williamson has a second wicket. Dhoni made 47 from 72 balls with the help of 3 fours. 13:45 (IST) Dhoni waging a lone battle here as he runs out of partners. India 178/4, need 126 off 42 balls. 13:37 (IST) Anoth ...
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Kiwis rally late to win by 4 wickets published by ikhan on Tue, 01/14/2014 - 21:24 Wellington, New Zealand - New Zealand came from behind to win the 2nd and final Twenty20 International against the West Indies and take the series 2-0. It was a close match heading into the final stages, after the West Indies made 159/5 from their 20 overs. Denesh Ramdn top scored for the Windies with 55 not out while Andre Fletcher made 40. Both batsmen put on 70 runs for the 5th wicket. New Zealand lost early wickets in their chase. But just like Ramdin and Fletcher, the hosts found a good partnership when they needed one. Ross Taylor and Luke Ronchi combined in a 68 runs stand to put the Kiwis back on track. Taylor hit 39 but Ronchi was the star of the show, blazing an unbeatn 51 from 28 balls as New Zealand won by 4 wickets. The West Indies won the toss in the second and final Twenty20 International and elected t bat first against the Kiwis. There were a few changes around with Mitchell McClenaghan back in the squad in ...
Players During the player auction in 2008, the Mumbai Indians successfully bid for 7 players, including two members of the Indian Twenty-20 World cup winning side in Harbhajan Singh, Robin Uthappa. Sanath Jayasuriya, Lasith Malinga, Luke Ronchi, Dilhara Fernando and Shaun *** were other cricketers who were successfully bid for by the franchise. Outside of the player auction, the franchise also signed up Ajinkya Rahane and Abhishek Nayar (from Mumbai), Yogesh Takawale (WK-Batsman from Maharashtra) and Pinal Shah (WK-Batsman from Baroda).[14] Saurabh Tiwary and Manish Pandey, the members of the U-19 world-cup winning team were the random picks drafted in during the BCCI held second auction. Dominic Thornely was also signed by the Mumbai Indians for a sum of $30,000. André Nel the South African fast bowler was signed on in the place of Dwayne Bravo who left the tournament early.[15] In the 2009 player auction,the Mumbai Indians signed up South African player, JP Duminy for $950,000. He was the third mos ...
To all my Aussie mates who have made much out of the fact that a small number of our cricketers are not English by birth, it has become apparent to me that you lot have been doing the same thing for years, and not just with your cricket team! Here is a small selection of ‘True Blue Aussies’ who were born elsewhere: Keppler Wessels, Usman Khawaja, John Farnham, Jimmy Barnes, Olivia Newton-John, Julia Gillard, Kostya Tszyu, Tatiana Gregorieva, Crowded House, Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, Karmichael Hunt, Mal Michael, Bryce Courtenay, Jelena Dokic, Rebecca Gibney, Bon Scott, Stefan, Sarina Russo, Alan Bond, Lote Tuqiri, Petero Civoniceva, Luke Ronchi, Nicole Kidman, Keith Urban, The Bee Gees, Dragon, Jimeoin, John Butler, Tony Barber etc etc etc….
Latham, Ronchi power incredible NZ chase Zealand 203 for 6 (Latham 86, Ronchi 49) beat Sri Lanka 138 for 1 (Sangakkara 71*, Dilshan 55*) by four wickets (D/L method) Before this match, 21-year-old Tom Latham had boasted that even this depleted New Zealand side backed themselves to chase tall scores against Sri Lanka. Striking a scintillating career-best 86 off 68 deliveries, Latham proved that threat was not just bluster, as he carried the visitors most of the distance of their 8.6-an-over, rain-shortened chase before an ebullient Nathan McCullum pulled the match from the brink again, plundering the required 20 off the final over to propel New Zealand beyond the target of 198 off the last ball. Along the way, Luke Ronchi hit his best score for New Zealand, making 49 in the belligerent 93-run partnership with Latham that resurrected the innings, after four wickets had fallen early. The match had earlier been interrupted for five-and-a-half hours by rain and lightning, as Kumar Sangakkara and Tillakaratne D ...
Cricket: Sri Lanka bat against New Zealand Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and chose to bat in the second one-day international against New Zealand in Hambantota on Tuesday. The first match on Sunday at the same venue was rained off, with the Black Caps on 13-1 off 4.2 overs in reply to the home team's 288-9. Bad weather is also expected to hit Tuesday's match as rain clouds gathered over the southern coastal town. New Zealand: Kyle Mills (capt), Tom Latham, Anton Devcich, Rob Nicol, Grant Elliott, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, James Neesham, Nathan McCullum, Adam Milne, Andrew Ellis. Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Lasith Malinga, Rangana Herath, Sachithra Senanayake. Umpires: Bruce Oxenford (AUS) and Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI) TV umpire: Raveendra Wimalasiri (SRI) Match referee: Chris Broad (ENG)
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Toss New Zealand chose to bowl v Sri Lanka Live scorecard and ball-by-ball details New Zealand's stand-in captain Kyle Mills chose to bowl in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, on a pitch with a layer of grass that promised movement for the seam bowlers. The threat of rain, which would put the team bowling second at a disadvantage - as they contend with a wet ball - may have influenced Mills' decision as well. Angelo Mathews, however, said he was happy to bat first, and expected the pitch to wear later in the evening. Tom Latham was slated to open alongside Anton Devcich for New Zealand, with Luke Ronchi also in the team, as wicketkeeper. Fast bowlers Adam Milne and Mitchell McClenaghan both made the XI, as did Corey Anderson, but James Neesham missed out due to a groin injury. He was expected to recover in time for Tuesday's second ODI. Neil Broome was also not considered for this match, as he has not yet arrived in the country. Dimuth Karunaratne will open for Sri Lanka, after three months of excellent fi ...
Bangladesh aim for T20 improvement November 6, 2013 Start time 13:30 local (07:30 GMT) This is probably the best time for Bangladesh to begin fixing their horrible Twenty20 record. They have lost six of their last seven matches, and went down to teams like Netherlands and Scotland in recent times. A fast improving team in the ODI format, Bangladesh have not yet adapted to the game's shortest version. New Zealand, on the other hand, are a skilled team in this format and could use it to end their tour of Bangladesh positively, after failing to win a Test and losing the ODIs 0-3. Led by Kyle Mills, they performed a little better in the final one-dayer, scoring 307 for 5 but were let down by the bowlers. New Zealand are bolstered by Luke Ronchi in the middle order while Corey Anderson, Jimmy Neesham and Grant Elliott will be expected to pull weight as allrounders. Their pace attack has struggled and so has their solitary spinner in Nathan McCullum. The absence of more quality slow bowlers has been a weakness ...
Shamsur leads Bangladesh to clean sweep over New Zealand Bangladesh beat New Zealand by four wickets in the third ODI to take the three-match series 3-0 Shamsur Rahman led Bangladesh to a stunning victory over New Zealand on Sunday, chasing down more than 300 to complete a 3-0 sweep of the one-day international series. Shamsur's 96 rocketed the home side to 309-6, steaming past New Zealand's 307 with four balls and four wickets to spare at the packed Khan Shaheb Osman Ali stadium at Fatullah just outside Dhaka. The 25-year-old opener hit seven fours and four sixes in his 107-ball knock as Bangladesh successfully chased down a 300-plus total for only the second time in their playing history. Shamsur, playing only his second one-day international, fell short of what would have been a well- deserved century when his attempted drive off a Corey Anderson delivery became an edge and flew to wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi. Naeem Islam continued to lead the charge after Shamsur's departure before he was run out for 63 ...
Excellent first innings from New Zealand and Mushfiqur Rahim would be ruing his decision to bowl first after winning the toss. The two man dictators on the pitch were Colin Munro and Ross Taylor. Munro initially snitched a crucial stand with Taylor to consolidate in the middle with an array of innovative shots while Taylor then made use of the platform to get the license for the big shots with a quickly-paced stand with Luke Ronchi.(who hardly had to contribute much to the partnership).
Kane_Williamson will lead NZ in the three ODIs & two T20Is in SL. Luke Ronchi and Ian Butler will replace B_McCullum & R_Taylor in the squad
Team news Williamson's thumb injury is a big blow for New Zealand as he was their best batsman on the tour. Luke Ronchi is slated to replace Williamson, but will only reach Bangladesh before the final ODI, so the team management will have to pick between Colin Munro and Tom Latham in the second. Brendon McCullum has talked about rotating his bowlers, so Adam Milne or Kyle Mills could feature in place of Mitchell McClenaghan.
Kane Williamson ruled out, Luke Ronchi will replace him.
Sir I am innocent, I thought I was going to see Luke Ronchi dance.
Very nice information guys : - Stats: Players who played for two countries in ODIs: 01. Kepler Wessels for Australia (1983-1985) and South Africa (1991-1994) 02. Clayton Lambert for West Indies (1990-1998) and United States for America (2004-2004) 03. Anderson Cummins for West Indies (1991-1995) and Canada (2007-2007) 04. Dougie Brown for England (1997-1998) and Scotland (2006-2007) 05. Ed Joyce for England (2006-2007) and Ireland (2011* -) 06. Eoin Morgan for Ireland (2006-2009) and England (2009*- ) 07. Luke Ronchi for Australia (2008-2008) and New Zealand (2013*- )
New Zealand captain Brendon McCullum believes it's only a matter of time before Luke Ronchi "tears a team apart" with the bat.
Disciplined New Zealand bowling restricted Australia to a total of 243/8 in their Champions Trophy Group A match at Edgbaston, Birmingham on Wednesday. The Australians, missing injured captain Michael Clarke and suspended opener David Warner for a game they must win to retain a chance of reaching the semi-finals, struggled on a slow wicket after winning the toss. Shane Watson was caught by wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi off fast bowler Mitchell McClenaghan for five and Phil Hughes was run out for nought after sharp work by Martin Guptill to leave Australia reeling on 10/2. Captain George Bailey and Matthew Wade steadied the innings with a third-wicket partnership of 64 and Bailey scored 55 off 91 balls before he was bowled by spinner Nathan McCullum. Adam Voges made a breezy 71 off 76 balls, including seven fours, but he became McClenaghan's third victim when he mistimed a full toss straight to Brendon McCullum at short extra cover. Experienced New Zealand spinner Daniel Vettori completed miserly figures of non ...
Australia vs New Zealand, Edgbaston New Zealand (possible) 1 Martin Guptill, 2 Luke Ronchi (wk), 3 Kane Williamson, 4 Ross Taylor, 5 James Franklin, 6 Brendon McCullum (capt), 7 Colin Munro / Grant Elliott, 8 Nathan McCullum, 9 Tim Southee, 10 Kyle Mills, 11 Mitchell McClenaghan. Australia (possible) 1 Shane Watson, 2 David Warner, 3 Phillip Hughes, 4 George Bailey (capt), 5 Adam Voges, 6 Mitchell Marsh / Glenn Maxwell, 7 Matthew Wade (wk), 8 James Faulkner, 9 Mitchell Johnson, 10 Mitchell Starc / Xavier Doherty, 11 Clint McKay. This is another Do or Die match. If Australia lose there chances of making it is very slim. But if they win, they will be back in the mix. For New Zealand, winning will put them in a good position and they should qualify if they win. Daniel Vettori and Micheal Clarke will not play in this game. Both teams will try and win the trans-tasman game!
NZ lose Ronchi early in chase of 139: Shaminda Eranga scalped Luke Ronchi early after New…
Following in Luke Ronchi's footsteps of pursuing the unattainable, I'll be moving to India to see if I can make it with Preity Zinta.
2013 Champions Trophy: Meet the teams GROUP A AUSTRALIA: The two-time champions kick off their campaign against hosts England on June 8, with whom they are expected to spar for the next few months. On paper, it can be said that the Australian pace attack might be a little short on experience, barring Johnson and Starc that is. But at the end of the day, they will have to be judged by what they do on the field. David Warner and Shane Watson, bring the fireworks to a batting line-up that should be up to scratch against the moving ball, given that most of them have county experience. But will they be able to do enough to become the last team to win the Champions Trophy? Sri Lanka: The men from the island nation, who were joint winners in 2002, are playing under a new captain- Angelo Mathews. In Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara- the men who preceded Mathews, it can be said that the Lankans have the ‘proper’ batsmen to handle the heat in England. Lasith Malinga is pretty much the most dangerous bowl ...
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Tell that to Kruger van Wyk, Neil Wagner, Imran Tahir, Brendan Nash and Luke Ronchi.
I am still expecting Luke Ronchi to come good with the bat.wait am i the only one?
Right, an admirable chase from New Zealand, but some things it needs to sort out before the Champions Trophy: 1. Finding a fifth bowler. James Franklin, Kane Williamson and Colin Munro do not equal a fifth bowler. Williamson is a sixth bowling option, Franklin ideally should not be bowling, and Munro should not be seen without ten metres of a bowling crease. 2. Finding an opening batsman. Still can’t understand why Luke Ronchi was selected in the first place, and he’s been shown to be hopelessly out of his depth at this level. If BJ Watling can’t recover in time, we are effectively one down before we walk out to bat. 3. Not playing Colin Munro. Munro’s footwork makes Mathew Sinclair look like a majestic Martin Crowe. An embarrassment at this level. Grant Elliott is not a fashionable choice, but he knows his game, scores runs and rotates the strike. 4. Bowling Yorkers. What happened to our death bowling? Not so long ago Tim Southee was the best death bowler in the world. Maybe he’s struggling to ...
Good to see Luke Ronchi back in international cricketing circuit...although in the KIWI colours.
Luke Ronchi is not looking right for the Kiwis,scores of 0,2,22
Luke Ronchi? He was supposed to be an Australian cricketer right?
2 minutes silence for Luke Ronchi's Kiwi career.
Terrible shot from Luke Ronchi but that was clearly a no-ball. Third umpire should have done better there.
Luke Ronchi first tour as a kiwi finishes with the grand tally of 22 runs and 2 memorable ducks. A legend might be born.
Luke Ronchi goes for a breezy, but not too bright, 22 as Kiwis make brisk start in search of 288
Whats the ICC rulebook say abt players turning out for different countries? As Luke Ronchi gets out what looked like a no ball to me.
Australia want Luke Ronchi back. with 24 runs in three innings he'd put a bit of backbone into their batting.
WICKET: A haphazard innings from Luke Ronchi comes to an end when he is caught by Trott off Broad. 39/1.
Milestone moment for Luke Ronchi as he passes the over point ofa pre-innings run quote... then gives it away insta!
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Since when is Luke Ronchi, a New Zealand player? o.O
I hope Luke Ronchi can make this outing count in his new International stint.
Well that's a new 1...LUKE RONCHI playing for the KIWIS
NZ start their run chase in the 3rd and final ODI - 288 to get with Luke Ronchi looking to improve on his last score of 2!
Luke Ronchi is garbage. How he's an International cricketer I'll never know.
Luke Ronchi and Martin Guptill take to the field to begin the New Zealand's innings. Will England manage to get Guptill out?
Luke Ronchi is a class act behind the stumps!
Hoping for runs from luke ronchi but an england win, come on ronch!!
meh... it's more Luke Ronchi to NZ than Carlos Tevez to Manchester City
Australia all out for 65 in a Warm Up Game for ICC Trophy. Might as well bring Luke Ronchi Back.
Luke Ronchi hit a double to the wall but got caught stealing at third. Andrew Conklin followed with a walk. Two outs, top 7, 2-2.
line of day from Guardian blog, Luke Ronchi sounds like an instruction to table dancers in a Bolton nightclub
Luke Ronchi is playing for NZ in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013. He had previously been an Australian ODI player, largely discarded by them.
Luke Ronchi is the second player after Kepler Wessels to represent two test playing nations!!
England v New Zealand, 2nd NatWest ODI, Ageas Bowl Guptill's blazing 189 sees New Zealand clinch series Zealand 359 for 3 (Guptill 189*, Taylor 60, Williamson 55) beat England 273 (Trott 109*) by 86 runs Anderson, whose two scalps put him level with Darren Gough as England's leading ODI wicket-taker, made a deceptive early breakthrough for England by knocking back Luke Ronchi's middle stump to continue his lean start with the bat. Tim Bresnan, who is waiting on news of his heavily pregnant wife, was also economical with the new ball as England kept control during the first Powerplay; New Zealand were 36 for 1. It added further heady context to what happened during the rest of the innings. Woakes, after suffering the dropped catch off his bowling for the second time in three days, sent down another expensive opening spell which cost 29 as New Zealand's second-wicket pair increased the tempo. Both Guptill and Williamson timed the ball beautifully square of the wicket particularly off the back foot. Joe Root ...
ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Team Preview – New Zealand::: (NZ men, Possible XI and NZ fixtures) Over the last few tears, Kyle Mills has been the spearhead of the New Zealand Bowling attack in ODI’s. He has been successful with the New Ball, swinging it both ways and causing troubles for the batsmen.With the Conditions in England, suits the Seamers, Mills will be the key to New Zealand’s fortunes in the ICC Champions Trophy 2013.Mills’ new ball partner Tim Southee is currently one of the Finest New Ball Bowler around the World. Similarly, Batting at number 3, Williamson binds the Kiwi Batting line-up and is expected to set a platform for Ross Taylor, Brendon McCullum and Luke Ronchi to finish off things in style. Moreover NZ will be expecting a good inning from their Opener M. Guptill. Possible Playing XI Luke Ronchi(w.k), Martin Guptill , Kane Williamson, Ross Taylor, Grant Elliott, Brendon McCullam(c), James Franklin, Nathan McCullam, Kyle Mills, Tim Southee, Mitchell McClenaghan. New Zealand Crick ...
1 negative to come out of the great Black Caps win was Luke ronchi
Had a fantastic day with the Bashley crew, topped off by Luke Ronchi getting gloves signed for me by Brendan. Thank you Luke xx
There was a L Ronchi in kiwi team this d same Luke Ronchi or some other one?
And a special thanks to Luke Ronchi..
this Luke Ronchi shouldn't be in the NZ side. He's played 4 times for OZ. It really pisses me off!!! It's wrong
Is'nt Luke Ronchi the Aussie WK who once smashed a fifty in no time??
WICKET! Grant Elliott gets a wicket with just his second ball. Eoin Morgan caught behind by Luke Ronchi. 166-4. ^JP
Good to see Luke Ronchi playing international cricket, a former Aussie!
Come on Luke Ronchi - from Bashley to Lord's. Shame about the stumping miss but looks like you'll win anyway.
Poor old Luke Ronchi is having a Weston-Super.
Hm Luke Ronchi, why are you in our side?? Not good enough for Western Australia B??
All my English friends are rather quiet at the moment about the cricket
From when did Luke Ronchi begin playin for NZ??? This is as weird as expecting a pakistani to play for India...
At least England got Luke Ronchi out for just 2. That's a moral victory right there!!
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NZ 3/320 odd against England in a one dayer. Least we might win a few of the short version games over there.
Guptil can bat. The only thing that's a joke in the kiwi squad is Luke Ronchi.
Luke Ronchi.a kangaroo in a shirt of kiwi!!! lol!! :P
The BlackCaps have won the toss and elected to bat. Luke Ronchi is back in the pavilion for 2. NZ 15-1 after 5
2013 Champions Trophy: Meet the teams New Zealand Champions in 2000, the Black Caps are also the dark horses in a group, where the other three teams are superior, at least on paper. Luke Ronchi should have an interesting time, if he gets to play against his previous employers- Australia on June 12. Some of the names in this team, have the skill and talent to match the best in the world. But what matters is what they register under the ‘matchs won’ column in the points table. Squad: Brendon McCullum (captain), Trent Boult, Doug Bracewell, Grant Elliott, James Franklin, Martin Guptill, Mitchell McClenaghan, Nathan McCullum, Kyle Mills, Colin Munro, Luke Ronchi, Tim Southee, Ross Taylor, Daniel Vettori, Kane Williamson.
Luke Ronchi should not be opening.. not yet..
And THAT, Luke Ronchi, is why you couldn't get a regular game for Australia. Good luck playing for your Grandad's country, son, rather than your own.
1st wicket to fall. Luke Ronchi bowld for 2. Next man in is Kane. NZ 12/1
Listening to Luke Ronchi getting bowled by Jimmy Anderson... ...God Bless Test Match Special!
Name every player who has played for two countries. Tests, ODIs or T20...
Martin Guptill's fluent unbeaten 103 led New Zealand to a comfortable five-wicket victory over England in the first ODI at Lord's on Friday. Guptill shared a third-wicket partnership of 120 with Ross Taylor which laid the platform for the touring side to chase down their target of 228 with 3.1 overs to spare. England, who completed a 2-0 win over New Zealand in the test series on Tuesday, started well after being put into bat, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell sharing a smooth opening partnership of 45. But Bell, on 18, edged Tim Southee through to wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi and the captain fell in identical fashion for 30. Jonathan Trott and Joe Root repaired the damage with a third-wicket stand of 67 before England lost three wickets in quick succession. Root was bowled for 30 trying to reverse sweep spinner Nathan McCullum. Trott, on 37, was caught at deep mid-wicket off McCullum and Eoin Morgan top-edged Mitchell McClenaghan to Ronchi to leave the hosts reeling at 126 for five. Chris Woakes made 36 and Tim Bre ...
you argue why I hate to see people like Rohit Sharma, Murli Vijay, Vinay Kumar in Indian Colors. well, they will prove it in next 20 days.
Luke Ronchi has had a shocking return to international ODIs falling for a thrid ball duck for NZL
BREAKING NEWS: Ireland's premier fast bowler Boyd Rankin is in England's squad for the remaining ODI's againstr New Zealand replacing injured Stuart Broad and Steven Finn. Oh no! Another Irish player leaving his country to play for England.
Guptill hits ton and luke ronchi the faulter.former the hero and later the zero.
Luke Ronchi is only cricketer who made debut for austrilia national side cricket team in 2008 vs west indis after five years today he has made his debut for newzealand national side cricket team
England may have got Luke Ronchi out 3rd ball but when he played for Bashley Rydal v Wellingborough OGs (July 98), Bob Carrington had him caught behind second ball for a duck!
Former Australia wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi made debut for New Zealand in ODI against England Born in Dannevirke on New Zealand's north island, the 32-year-old wicketkeeper-batsman moved with his family to Australia as a boy. However, with his chances limited by the likes of Brad Haddin, Ronchi returned home to New Zealand and spent four years re-qualifying for the Black Caps. He went on to play for Western Australia and represented Australia in four one-dayers and three Twenty20 internationals from 2008 to 2009.
How many of u noted that luke ronchi playing for newzeland
LUKE RONCHI... he is the seven cricketer to represent two countries in odi format
Since when did Luke Ronchi become a New Zealander ???
It just doesn't seem right Luke Ronchi playing for NZ!
Former Australia wicket keeper Luke Ronchi making his Newzealand debut today at Lords.
LUKE RONCHI played for australia and now playing for newzealand!! :P :P
Weird watching ENG vs NZ and seeing ex-WA keeper Luke Ronchi keeping stumps for NZ
Kiwi cricket must not be going that well when luke ronchi is keeping for them now..
Luke Ronchi the former West Australian keeping wickets for the Kiwis tonight. Interesting?
Former Australia international Luke Ronchi will complete a notable double when he makes a debut for his native New Zealand in the first One-Day International against England at Lord's today.
Luke Ronchi - now man in black from man in yellow because playing one national team is too mainstream
Former Australian ‘keeper Luke Ronchi set to make New Zealand debut -
Have u ever seen a player playing for 2 countries ?? His name is Luke ronchi he has played for austrailian and now playing from New Zealand making his debut and he also has played ipl from Mumbai Indians team .. Vow ..
This is a joke. Administrators, please sort it out
Why is Luke ronchi playing for New Zealand???
Former Australian cricket player . Luke Ronchi ... now playing for New Zeland . !
Good luck to Luke Ronchi playing for NZ against England today. Ex western warrior, great effort to get back to international cricket
7 players have now played ODIs for 2 countries: Wessels, Lambert, Anderson Cummins, Dougie Brown, Joyce, Eoin Morgan, Luke Ronchi because playing only for 1 country is too mainstream
After playing 4 ODIs & 3 T20Is for Australia Luke Ronchi is all set to make his ODI Debut for New Zealand today. He will be the 7th player to play ODI Cricket for 2 countries and is also named in Champions Trophy squad for New Zealand Other 6 players to do so: 1. Kepler Wessels (Aus & SA) 2. Clayton Lambort (WI & USA) 3. Anderson Cummins (WI & Canada) 4. Dougie Brown (Eng & Scotland) 5. Ed Joyce (Eng & Ire) 6. Eoin Morgan (Eng & Ire) Out of these Eoin Morgan is the only cricketer to captain both his International sides.
Aussie Ronchi to open in first ODI for Black Caps against England: Former Australian international Luke Ronchi will open the batting when he makes his New Zealand debut in the first one-day international against Engla...
50-2 after 12.4 overs, RR 3.95 - Luke Ronchi has both catches. Loving it so far...
LUKE RONCHI a guy from WESTERN AUSTRALIA made his debut in one-day international for NZ
Watching England and New Zealand in the 1st ODI. Very weird seeing Luke Ronchi in the Black Caps gear. Alastair Cook and Ian Bell seeing off some good bowling from the Black Caps. Lessons to our boys!
Luke Ronchi ― first man since Kepler Wessels, nearly 20 years earlier, to represent two full ICC member nations.
Luke ronchi, the Former Australian wicketkeeper debuts for newzealand...
Wow! Very good to see BLACKCAPS in new jersey. ENGLISH dress code is also quite good(colour of danger). But the point is that, has LUKE RONCHI shifted his country to play cricket??
Luke Ronchi aussies wkt keeper today playing for kiwi's 7 cricketer to play for 2 countries
Luke Ronchi makes his debut for N.Z tonight.
Luke ronchi debutant for new zeland today. Any one remember him playing for australia ?
All the best to Kane, Tim, Dan and the guys tonight. The BLACKCAPS have never lost an ODI at Lord's - let's hope the trend continues!
Australia traded Luke Ronchi to New Zealand for a third-round draft pick. Australia on-traded that pick to Pakistan for Fawad Ahmed.
Former Australian ODI and T20 wicket-keeper Luke Ronchi is set to make his international début for New Zealand. It is expected that Ronchi will keep wickets, even though captain Brendan McCullum (who is also a keeper) is in the side, and that he will open the batting for the Black Caps, Ronchi hopes to replicate Aussie legend Adam Gilchrist at the role. "If I can do the slightest bit like that, it would be amazing," Ronchi told reporters at Lord's on Thursday. "I played at the same club in Perth (Perth Cricket Club), he was someone I looked up to. Our games are hopefully quite similar." This is what Ronchi said of his move from WA in Australian to Wellington in New Zealand: "I moved to Australia just before I turned seven, played most of my career here until I moved back home a year ago. "It's interesting, I don't think anyone's done it before. If I didn't try it in New Zealand I'd regret not doing it." Best of luck Luke ! NH
Black Caps opener Martin Guptill will have a new partner at the top of the order for the first one dayer against England at Lord's tomorrow night. Co ...
Cricket: Ronchi to captain NZ XI Wellington wicketkeeper and Former Australian international Luke Ronchi will captain a New Zealand XI to play England in a four-day warm-up match next week. Ronchi is vying with BJ Watling for the wicketkeeping spot in the three test series against England. Watling showed fine form recently in South... ~SportsMan
NZ name their side for the england series .. No Mcculum Taylor is back but isnt the captain sumone names Ellis is the skipper now and Luke ronchi frm western Australia has been named to play for New Zealand !! :D Andrew Ellis (captain), Anton Devcich, Colin Munro, Hamish Rutherford, Ian Butler, Jimmy Neesham, Luke Ronchi, Matthew Henry, Michael Bates, Neil Broom, Neil Wagner, Nick Beard, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham.
Stoked! /Abi - WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) 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 miss its current tour to South Africa while he considered his future. Former Australia wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has also been named in the side. New Zealand-born Ronchi, who played four one-day and three Twenty20 internationals for Australia, has now qualified residentially to play for New Zealand. England plays the New Zealand XI on Feb. 4 and 6 ahead of three Twenty20 matches against New Zealand.
Ashes squad will be a corker, can see them picking Luke Ronchi as keeper, with Scott Muller given the new ball
Quick trivia (no cheating please!): Tamim Iqbal and Luke Ronchi played a T20 match today for the same team. Who did they play for?
Cricket news hurl: Salt Water Moose drowns Test Cricket - Jesse Ryder inspired Luke Ronchi to make a hundred in each...
Kane Williamson, Tim Southee and nearly NZ-eligible Luke Ronchi star in their Plunket Shield match
Fantasy Cricket: Transfer window opens over the weekend closing Monday morning at 10am before the start of the next round of Plunket Shield matches. Trade wisely and make note of who makes the Black Caps with some new faces likely to be named. Wellington Firebirds name their 12 for the Plunket Shield match vs. Central Stags Steve Murdoch (Captain), Michael Papps, Josh Brodie , James Franklin, Jeetan Patel , Dane Hutchinson, Mark Gillespie, Grant Elliott, Luke Ronchi, Scott Kuggeleijn, Jesse Ryder, Chris Woakes, Luke Woodcock
Why do I like the Aussie wicket-keepers so much?!! Ian Healy, Adam Gilchrist, Brad Haddin, Tim Pane, Matthew Wade, Peter Nevill, Luke Ronchi
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“Warriors reveal they approached Phil Neville to replace Luke Ronchi." Interesting call. Maybe recruiting a cricketer would be better?
The Middle Stump's Ugly Cricketers XI so far comprises of Luke Ronchi, David Ward and Rikki Clarke. Any more nominations?!
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