Luke Ronchi: New Zealand wicketkeeper retires from international cricket

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Luke Ronchi was part of the New Zealand team eliminated in the group stages of the recent Champions Trophy

New Zealand wicketkeeper Luke Ronchi has retired from international cricket ahead of his move to Leicestershire for the 2017 T20 Blast.

Ronchi, 36, represented Australia in a handful of limited-over matches before switching allegiance to the country of his birth in 2012.

He was part of the side which reached the final of the 2015 World Cup.

“I can’t think of a better time to have been involved with New Zealand cricket,” said Ronchi.

“From the 2015 World Cup campaign, through to the overseas tours of that time and some amazing games and series, it’s been a genuine highlight for me.”

Ronchi, who played four Tests for New Zealand, scored his only international century – an unbeaten 170 off 99 balls –