<div class="img-caption-wrap img-caption-wrap-left"> <img alt="Luke Ronchi set to make New Zealand debut in 1st ODI against England at Lord's" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130531084455.jpg" title="Luke Ronchi set to make New Zealand debut in 1st ODI against England at Lord's" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:290px;"> Luke Ronchi returned home to New Zealand and spent four years re-qualifying for the Black Caps © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>London: May 31, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Former <a href="/tags/Australia/post" target="_blank">Australia </a>international <a href="/tags/Luke-Ronchi/post" target="_blank">Luke Ronchi</a> will complete a notable double when he makes a debut for his native New Zealand in the first One-Day International against <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England </a>at Lord's on Friday.<br /> <br /> Born in Dannevirke on New Zealand's north island, the 32-year-old wicketkeeper/batsman moved with his family to Australia as a boy.<br /> <br /> He went on to play for Western Australia and represented Australia in four one-dayers and three Twenty20 internationals from 2008 to 2009.<br /> <br /> However, with his chances limited by the likes of <a href="/tags/Brad-Haddin/post" target="_blank">Brad Haddin</a>, Ronchi returned home to New Zealand and spent four years re-qualifying for the Black Caps.<br /> <br /> Friday is set to see Ronchi open the innings and keep wicket in the one-day role made famous by former Australia gloveman and dynamic batsman <a href="/tags/Adam-Gilchrist/post" target="_blank">Adam Gilchrist</a>.<br /> <br /> "If I can do the slightest bit like that, it would be amazing," Ronchi told reporters at Lord's on Thursday. "I played at the same club in Perth [Perth Cricket Club], he was someone I looked up to. Our games are hopefully quite similar."<br /> <br /> Reflecting on his unusual path to New Zealand honours, Ronchi added: "I moved to Australia just before I turned seven, played most of my career here until I moved back home a year ago.<br /> <br /> "It's interesting, I don't think anyone's done it before. If I didn't try it in New Zealand I'd regret not doing it," said Ronchi who now plays provincial cricket for Wellington.<br /> <br /> Now, having replaced New Zealand captain <a href="/tags/Brendon-McCullum/post" target="_blank">Brendon McCullum</a>, who will play as a batsman only, behind the stumps, Ronchi is set to make his Black Caps debut at the 'home of cricket'.<br /> <br /> "Everyone wants to play here so to debut here is awesome. I've only watched cricket here in the past," Ronchi said.<br /> <br /> Sunday's second match of the series will take place at Hampshire's Ageas Bowl ground near Southampton.<br /> It is an area of England that Ronchi knows well from his time playing for New Forest club Bashley Rydal in the Southern League.<br /> <br /> "I was 18 when I first played there. The wickets were nice and flat," Ronchi recalled.<br /> <br /> But Ronchi said his career had been far from one of smooth ascent and admitted to moments of anxiety.<br /> <br /> "It was a big problem of mine for a long time. I've had bad years where I've thought it's not going to get worse than this and sometimes you go out and enjoy it.<br /> <br /> "You're still going to get nervous but whatever you've done getting to this point has been good."