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James Neesham

James Neesham

Age 33New ZealandNEW ZEALAND
Left Handed All Rounder

The Under-19 World Cup has produced some fantastic talents for so many of the countries all around the world. The Kiwis too, have got a gem on their hands in the form of James Neesham who was first noticed due to the U-19 World Cup in 2010 as a promising all-rounder. It took two years but Neesham made his ODI debut against South Africa towards the end of 2012 and consequently made his T20I debut against the same opponents in January 2013.


Before making his debut for the Black Caps, Neesham played for Auckland in domestic cricket, then shifted to Otago and he was the shining light for them in the 50-over format. He performed brilliantly in the 2013 Champions League for the Otago Volts, helping them to many wins in the early stages of the tournament.


All these performances pushed Neesham and earned him his first Test cap against India in February 2014. He also broke a record as he scored a maiden century in the game with a dazzling 137, the then highest score on debut by a number 8 batter in the Test format. He also became just the second batsman in Test history to score consecutive hundreds in his first 2 Test games when he scored a ton against the West Indies in Jamaica.


Neesham missed out on the 15-man squad for the ICC 2015 World Cup as Grant Elliot was picked over him. He continued to be a part of the one-day side for the next two seasons but was dropped after the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy. He looked like he had decided that he wanted to retire but he was talked out of it and he made a comeback to the domestic scene in 2018 and dominated one-day cricket where he scored 503 runs at an average of 62.87 which earned him an international recall to face Sri Lanka.


The selectors decided to stick with him and included him in the squad for the ICC 2019 World Cup. This was a decision that almost won the Kiwis the World Cup as Neesham was absolutely wonderful in the tournament with the bat and the ball, especially in the finals against England where he sent three English batters back to the hut, while also producing the final ball run-out to tie the scores after 50 overs. He was also entrusted with the bat in the Super Over that followed and he scored 13 runs off 5 balls including a massive six off Jofra Archer. It's a shame that he could not cross the line and deliver the trophy for the Kiwis but New Zealand would be massively pleased with his performance in this tournament.


Talking about his involvement in domestic tournaments over the world, he was part of the 2014 Caribbean Premier League playing for the Guyana Amazon Warriors. He also represented Derbyshire in the 2016 English NatWest T20 Blast. The next year, he shifted his base to play for Kent in the same tourney. Neesham began his Indian T20 League career with Delhi. Subsequently, he was picked up by the Kolkata franchise but he did not take part in a single game due to injury and was dropped from the squad from the next season. The Punjab team picked him in the 2020 auction for Rs 50 lakhs and they will be hoping to see the 2019 World Cup form of Neesham in this upcoming season.

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James Neesham Ranking
bat
Batting
159ODIN/ATEST108T20
ball
Bowling
178ODIN/ATEST204T20
Teams
  • New ZealandNew Zealand
  • defaultAuckland Aces
  • defaultDerbyshire
  • defaultEssex
  • defaultKent
  • defaultLeicestershire
  • defaultNorthamptonshire
  • defaultNorth Island
  • defaultNew Zealand A
  • defaultWellington Firebirds
  • Kolkata Knight RidersKolkata Knight Riders
  • Punjab KingsPunjab Kings
  • Delhi CapitalsDelhi Capitals
  • Rajasthan RoyalsRajasthan Royals
  • Mumbai IndiansMumbai Indians
  • defaultOtago Volts
  • defaultNew Zealand Under-19
  • defaultHobart Hurricanes
  • defaultRangpur Riders
  • defaultNew Zealand XI
  • defaultGuyana Amazon Warriors
  • defaultTrinbago Knight Riders
  • defaultPeshawar Zalmi
  • defaultSurrey Jaguars
  • defaultNorthern Warriors
  • defaultPollard XI
  • defaultOval Invincibles
  • defaultWelsh Fire
  • defaultJaffna Kings
  • defaultPretoria Capitals
  • defaultBangla Tigers Mississauga

Match Results

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James Neesham Statistics

Debut
New Zealand vs South Africa on Jan 19, 2013
Last
New Zealand vs South Africa on Nov 01, 2023
Debut
New Zealand vs India on Feb 14, 2014
Last
New Zealand vs South Africa on Mar 16, 2017
Debut
New Zealand vs South Africa on Dec 21, 2012
Last
New Zealand vs Uganda on Jun 14, 2024
Debut
Delhi Capitals vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru on Apr 17, 2014
Last
Rajasthan Royals vs Lucknow Super Giants on May 15, 2022

James Neesham Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
7614957028.2099.93
Highest Runs97
Balls Faced112
On DateJun 26, 19
AgainstPakistanPAK

James Neesham Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
764087136.0034.476.26
Wickets Taken5
Runs27
On DateMar 26, 21
AgainstBangladeshBAN

James Neesham Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
2707
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

James Neesham Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
127094233.7666.32
Highest Runs137
Balls Faced154
On DateFeb 14, 14
AgainstIndiaIND

James Neesham Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
12179.21448.2176.853.76
Wickets Taken3
Runs42
On DateJan 03, 15
AgainstSri LankaSL

James Neesham Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
1200
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

James Neesham Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
799440022.47154.50
Highest Runs48
Balls Faced24
On DateNov 27, 20
AgainstWest IndiesWI

James Neesham Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
79118.33927.6418.239.09
Wickets Taken3
Runs16
On DateJan 11, 14
AgainstWest IndiesWI

James Neesham Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
3502
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average

James Neesham Batting Records

MatR50s100sAvgS/R
14920010.2298.92
Highest Runs22
Balls Faced15
On DateApr 21, 14
AgainstChennai Super KingsCSK

James Neesham Bowling Records

MatOWAvgS/REco
1436841.7527.009.27
Wickets Taken3
Runs12
On DateOct 05, 21
AgainstRajasthan RoyalsRR

James Neesham Fielding Records

CatchesStumpingsRun Outs
200
Mat: Matches, R: Runs, W: Wickets, O: Overs, S/R: Strike Rate, Eco: Economy Rate, Avg: Average
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