When the coach of the New Zealand team landed to fielding, know the reason

By khushi
2 Min Read
new zealand assistant coach luke ronchi takes the field

Sports Desk- Many times you get to see such interesting statements on the cricket field which are quite surprising to see. Recently, there was also an interesting statement in the match played between India and New Zealand. But before that, tell you that the visiting team has won the three-match ODI series 2–0. New Zealand won the second ODI by 22 runs at the Eden Park Auckland ground.

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In this match, the coach of the New Zealand team was seen fielding on the field. This was not due to any mistake but in helplessness.

In fact, the 37th over of the Indian innings had begun when former cricketer and current New Zealand fielding coach Luke Ronchi appeared on the field. He was fielding on behalf of the Kiwi team. Mitchell Santner had a stomach problem at the end of the 36th over of the innings, forcing him to leave the field and replace coach Luke Ronchi on the field. The umpires also allowed fielding Luke Ronchi. Once again he appeared on the field to fielding in place of Tim Southee. Saudis were also battling the flu.

This happened because many New Zealand players are struggling with fitness problems. Where regular captain Kane Williamson is out due to injury, Scott Kuggeleijn, who played in the last match, has had flu and he could not play in this match. Because of this, his fielding coach had to take the field for fielding. In the warm-up match of the World Cup 2019, the assistant of the England team also had to field.

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However, at the international level, this would have been seen very rarely when the team’s coach had to fielding. Let us know that Luke Ronchi played his last ODI match for the New Zealand team in the year 2017.

By khushi
Khushi joined Sports Big News in 2022. She is an avid cricket and football lover who finds deep joy in the intricacies of the game. Through her keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, she aims to incorporate the same level of accuracy in her writing. Through his keen observation and deep appreciation for cricket, Khushi seeks to infuse his writing with the same level of precision.