Wicketkeeper-batsman Luke Ronchi has been appointed as the batting coach of the New Zealand cricket team and his tenure will begin with the home series against the West Indies. Ronchi was born in New Zealand but started his international career on behalf of Australia. He played four ODIs and three T20 Internationals for Australia in 2008.
He later returned to New Zealand for which he played four Tests, 81 ODIs, and 30 T20 Internationals between 2013 and 2017. After that, he retired from international cricket.
Ronchi was part of the New Zealand coaching staff at the ICC World Cup played in England last year. On Wednesday, he was confirmed to be appointed a full-time batting coach. He will replace Peter Fulton. He said, "I am thrilled. In recent seasons I have enjoyed a full return to the team and it is exciting to have full-time responsibility this summer. ''