James Neesham is a versatile cricketer from New Zealand
James Neesham is a versatile cricketer who represents the New Zealand national team in international tournaments such as Tests, Twenty20 International and One-Day International, and first-class cricket.
James Neesham: How His Professional Career Developed
James Neesham was born on September 17th 1990 in Auckland – New Zealand. From early childhood, he began to get involved in cricket, and he ironically decided a little later that he wanted to build a professional career as a cricketer. James is a versatile player who combines the positions of a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium-fast bowler.
Initially, the aspiring athlete played for the New Zealand national team in the U-19 category as a youth. He also competed at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2010. First-class cricket James Neesham made his debut in 2009 at the age of 19 for Auckland.
On December 21, 2012, the player made his debut at Twenty20 International against the South African national team. A month later, on January 19, 2013, he played for the first time at One-Day International again against South Africa. A year later, he made his debut in tests on February 14 in 2014 against a team from India.
Neesham competed in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup Super Over Series. True, the New Zealand national team still lost to England in the final.
James Neesham’s professional achievements:
- In 2013, it was named by the editors of the official CLT20 website as a find of the tournament.
- In 2014, he became the first New Zealand representative to scored centuries in his first two Test matches.
- In 2019, he became the first New Zealand player to scored 34 runs in an over at One-Day International.
Throughout his career, James Neesham has also played in the Caribbean Premier League and Indian Premier League. The teams for which the athlete played:
- the New Zealand U-19, the New Zealand A, the New Zealand XI, the New Zealand, the Delhi Daredevils, the Derbyshire 2 nd XI, the Guyana Amazon Warriors, the Kent 2 nd XI, the Kolkata Knight Riders, the Otago, the Trinbago Knight Riders, the Auckland, the Derbyshire, the Edmonton Royals, the Kent, the Kings XI Punjab, the Mumbai Indians, the North Island, the Pollard XI, the Wellington.
James Neesham is number 50 on the New Zealand national team.
James Neesham nearly ended his international cricket career in 2019. Due to frequent injuries and the loss of his former athletic form in connection with them, the player planned to retire for 18 months. However, Heath Mills, having learned about the athlete’s intention, persuaded him to take a break for only a month. As a result, Neesham did just that and continues to perform at T20 and ODI actively now.
James Neesham: personal life, interesting facts
James Neesham graduated from the Auckland Grammer School in New Zealand. Information about his family is unknown. The player is reluctant to share the details of his personal life.
Interesting James Neesham Facts:
- His full name is James Douglas Sheahan Neesham.
- Game nickname – Jimmy.
- He likes to play golf and rugby in his spare time from cricket. He is also a basketball fan. If given the opportunity, he attends the Los Angeles Lakers games.
- Cricketers who inspire him: batsmen MS Dhoni and Martin Guptil and bowler Tim Southee.
- Actively supports charitable initiatives.
- The athlete’s fortune is estimated at approximately $ 5 million.
Neesham is single, and his Instagram account @jimmyneesham also lacks photographs that indicate traces of any family or personal life. The last time in the media, one thing was mentioned, James Neesham met with his girlfriend Alex McLeod Smith, but their joint photos do not flash on social networks.
James is also active on Twitter. He regularly speaks on various social topics. Almost 268 thousand people read it on the platform.