Jimmy Neesham overview

Jimmy Neesham is a cricketer from New Zealand. He was born on 17th September 1990 in Auckland.

He is an all-rounder who is a right-arm medium pacer and a left-hand aggressive batsman.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 12 22 1 709 137 33.76 1069 66.32 2 0 4 88 11
ODI 66 56 10 1320 97 28.7 1352 97.63 0 0 6 117 30
T20 29 22 7 324 48 21.6 206 157.28 0 0 0 28 19
IPL 9 6 1 61 22 12.2 64 95.31 0 0 0 3 2

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 12 21 1076 675 14 3/42 3/42 3.76 48.21 76.86 0 0
ODI 66 62 2115 2139 68 5/27 5/27 6.07 31.46 31.1 2 0
T20 29 23 313 493 18 3/16 3/16 9.45 27.39 17.39 0 0
IPL 9 9 144 239 2 1/17 1/17 9.96 79.67 48.0 0 0

Early signs

Neesham began his first-class career for Auckland in 2010 in the Plunket Shield match against Canterbury. But in his opening match, Neesham remained wicket-less and failed to score a single run. Later he moved to Otago Volts and regained his form. He has played in 65 first-class matches and scored 3239 runs at an average of 32.06 including five centuries and 17 half-centuries. Neesham has also claimed 118 wickets including his best bowling figure of 5 for 65. He had made his debut in the List ‘A’ game in 2010. He has participated in 125 List ‘A’ matches and scored 3049 runs at an average of 34.64 including 2 centuries and 18 fifties. His highest score in the List ‘A’ game has been unbeaten 120 so far. Neesham has also scalped 136 wickets in the List ‘A’ game at an economy rate of 5.83 including his best figure of 5 for 29.

ODI Career

Neesham made his debut in On-Day International against South Africa in 2013 at Paarl. In his maiden ODI, the all-rounder did not get a wicket and also scored zero. However, he has participated in 63 ODIs and scored 1286 runs at a strike rate of 97.86 including his highest score of unbeaten 97. Neesham who almost had thought of quitting cricket in 2019, returned to the New Zealand squad for the 50-over World Cup in 2019 and had an outstanding performance in the World Cup, especially against England in the final. He claimed 3 wickets. He also had taken a break in 2017 after being dropped from the squad for 2-017 Champion's Trophy. He returned to mainstream cricket in 2018 and regained his touch and finally ensured a berth in the England squad for the 2019 World Cup.

Test career

The 30-year-old all-rounder made his debut in a Test against India in 2014 at Wellington. Neesham scored 33 in the first innings and managed 1 wicket. But in the second innings, he unleashed a marvelous unbeaten 137 off 154 deliveries, staying on the crease for 220 minutes at a strike rate of 88.89. However, he was unable to capture a wicket in the second innings. Neesham has taken part in 12 Tests so far. He has amassed 709 runs at an average of 33.76 including 2 centuries and 4 half-centuries and scalped 14 wickets so far.

IPL career

James Neesham made his debut in 2014 for Delhi Daredevils. He scored only 22 runs in 4 matches in his opening season. He was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders in the next season but did not play a single match due to injury. He was purchased by Punjab Kings for 2020 IPL and has been bought by Mumbai Indians for the 2021 IPL. Neesham has scored 61 runs in 9 matches he has played in so far.

T20 Career

James Neesham who has already participated in 141 Twenty20 matches and scored 1998 runs at a strike rate of 139.03 and claimed 132 wickets, made his debut in T20 International against South Africa in 2012. Neesham however has played in 27 T20Is and scored 321 runs as well as claimed 18 wickets so far.

ICC Trophies

Neesham left the game and returned with prowess.


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