New Zealand has appointed former batsman Luke Ronchi as the team’s new batting coach.
The 39-year-old has replaced former test batsman Peter Fulton who stepped down to become head coach of the first-class side, Canterbury.
Ronchi had been working with the New Zealand men’s team for the last two years as fielding and wicketkeeping coach.
“I’m absolutely pumped. I’ve really enjoyed being back with the team in recent seasons and it’s exciting to be given the opportunity full-time this summer,” Ronchi said.
“Getting the chance to continue working with our batsmen is a great honor and I’m looking forward to seeing how I can help improve their games and best prepare them to perform at the highest level,” the player added.
He will start his tenure as the Kiwis are scheduled to play against West Indies for three T20Is and two Tests.
Earlier, Luke Ronchi had played four Tests, 85 ODIs and 33 T20Is. The four Tests produced 319 runs at 38.88 while the 85 ODI fixtures yielded 1397 runs.
He had also represented the Mumbai Indians in IPL. The batsman had played with the Kiwis during the 2019 World Cup too.
Furthermore, Ronchi last played in the Pakistan Super League (PSL) season five group stage earlier this year for Islamabad United.