Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Test Debut vs India at Basin Reserve, Feb 14, 2014
ODI Debut vs South Africa at Boland Park, Jan 19, 2013
T20 Debut vs South Africa at Kingsmead, Dec 21, 2012
IPL Debut vs Royal Challengers Bangalore at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Apr 17, 2014
- KXIP - Punjab
- New Zealand
- New Zealand U19
- New Zealand A
- DC - Delhi
- Guyana Amazon Warriors
- KKR - Kolkata
- Trinbago Knight Riders
- Edmonton Royals
- New Zealand XI
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
Bowling Career Summary
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Neesham left the game and returned with prowess.