[caption id="attachment_618427" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/jeetan-patel.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-618427 " alt=" Getty Images" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/jeetan-patel.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Patel, who is currently representing Warwickshire in English County cricket, confirmed that he has already played his last game for New Zealand Getty Images[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>After wicketkeeper-batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/luke-ronchi" target="_blank">Luke Ronchi</a> announced his retirement from international cricket on Thursday, off-spinner <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jeetan-patel" target="_blank">Jeetan Patel</a> also decided to hang his boots on the same day. Ronchi s Wellington team-mate Patel, who is currently representing Warwickshire in English County cricket, confirmed that he has already played his last game for <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/new-zealand" target="_blank">New Zealand</a>, as reported by <i>stuff.co.nz</i>. However, just like Ronchi, Patel too will continue to play for Wellington this season. The dual retirements mean that both the players will not feature in the New Zealand Cricket s (NZC) list of central contracts which is expected to come out on Friday. The 21-player list is expected to have three new additions in opener Jeet Raval, middle-order batsman Neil Broom and all-rounder Colin de Grandhomme. <p></p> <p></p>Interestingly, Patel's international career looked over in 2014 when he turned down a spot for the <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/west-indies" target="_blank">West Indies</a> tour to consolidate his position at Warwickshire. However, out of nowhere, he got a shock call-up for India s tour last year in October when spinner Mark Craig injured himself. Patel then almost won his side a Test against <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/south-africa" target="_blank">South Africa</a> in Hamilton before rain arrived and spoiled the Kiwi party. <p></p> <p></p>In his over a decade-long career, Patel played 24 Tests, 43 One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and 11 Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for New Zealand. His last BlackCaps appearance came in May this year, when he featured in his side s loss against Bangladesh in Dublin. He was also named in New Zealand s ICC Champions Trophy 2017 squad, but was not picked for any of the three group matches. Patel s retirement opens up whole new set of opportunities for Ish Sodhi, who will now look to cement his place in the squad across formats.