December 08, 2023

James Neesham (Cricketer) Biography, Age, Wife, Children, Family, Wiki & More

Updated On : April 15, 2022

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Short Biography

James Neesham was born on 17-09-1990 in Auckland, New Zealand. He is a New Zealander Cricket Player.

Other Name: James Douglas Sheahan Neesham, Jimmy Neesham, Jimmy

James Neesham Complete Bio & Career

James Neesham first came into limelight as a promising all-rounder in the U-19 World Cup of 2010. Within two years of making his first-class debut, Neesham was called into New Zealand's T20I squad for the series against South Africa in 2012-2013. He eventually made his T20I debut at Durban, followed by his ODI debut at Paarl.
Earlier, Neesham began playing for Auckland in domestic cricket but then shifted to Otago and shone in the 50-over format for them in the 2011-2012 season. He made three 40-plus scores at a good strike rate and had a decent run with the ball too, picking up his career-best figures of 5-44 against Wellington. He has been a useful player for New Zealand in recent times churning out crucial performances when needed. His dedication to improve earned him his Test cap against India in the second Test at Wellington in February 2014. He hit his maiden century in the game scoring a fantastic 137, the highest score on debut by a number 8 batsman in Tests.
Neesham was omitted from New Zealand's 15-man 2015 World Cup squad, an act that drew criticism from experts. But, the enthusiastic Neesham accepted the fact cheerfully and continued to amuse everyone with his witty presence on Twitter. When New Zealand traveled to India in late 2016, he did not have the greatest of outings but has managed to hold on to his spot in the limited overs squad since then. He played a crucial role in New Zealand's journey to the finals in ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup. He was snatched up by Kings XI Punjab in IPL player auctions 2020 at INR 50 Lakhs.

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James Neesham Family, Relatives and Other Relations

He is married to Alex McLeod.

Life's Important Dates Of James Neesham

Body Measurements

Chest Size 41
Biceps Size 14
Waist Size 32
Skin Colour Fair
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Brown

Personal Info

Home Town Auckland
Nationality New Zealand
Religion Christian
Address Auckland, New Zealand
School Auckland Grammar School, Auckland
College N/A
Qualification N/A
Hobbies Travelling and Watching Sports
Marital Status Married
Debut Test - vs India at Basin Reserve, Feb 14, 2014
ODI - vs South Africa at Boland Park, Jan 19, 2013
T20I - vs South Africa at Kingsmead, Dec 21, 2012
Salary N/A
Net Worth $3 Million
Official Website N/A


Favorite Color Black
Favorite Player Kane Williamson , Mahendra Singh Dhoni
Favorite Sport Cricket and Rugby
Favorite Actor Chris Hemsworth
Favorite Singer Celine Dion
Favorite Food Colonial Goose and Lolly Cake

Shocking / Interesting Facts & Secrets About James Neesham

  • Neesham performed fantastically in the 2013 Champions League for the Otago Volts and eventually was roped in by IPL franchise Delhi Daredevils the following year.
  • He considers himself lookalike of Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth.
  • He holds the record for the highest runs on Test debut coming in at number 8. He scored 137 runs in that match against India.
  • In an ODI against Sri Lanka in 2019, he scored 34 runs of an over.

James Neesham Age, Birthday Facts and Birthday Countdown

33 years, 2months, 21 days old age James Neesham will turn 34 on 17 September, 2024. Only 9 months, 8 days, 20 hours,33 minutes has left for his next birthday.

Birthdays Celebrated on Each Day of Week

James Neesham has celebrated the total number of 33 birthdays till date. See the analysis by days count and bar graph.

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