James Neesham Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

James Neesham Quick Info
Height6 ft 2 in
Weight98 kg
Date of BirthSeptember 17, 1990
Zodiac SignVirgo
Eye ColorDark Brown

James Neesham is a distinguished New Zealand professional cricketer who is an all-rounder and well-regarded batsman. He plays in all formats of the sport and also extends his time to the Wellington cricket team. James has a massive fan base on social media with more than 300k followers on Twitter, more than 250k followers on Instagram, and more than 25k followers on Facebook.

Born Name

James Douglas Sheahan Neesham

Nick Name

Jimmy

James Neesham as seen in a picture taken with his dog Charlie in August 2019
James Neesham as seen in a picture taken with his dog Charlie in August 2019 (James Neesham / Instagram)

Sun Sign

Virgo

Born Place

Auckland, New Zealand

Residence

New Zealand

Nationality

New Zealander

Education

James studied at the Auckland Grammar School.

In the past, Neesham had been studying Communications at Massey University.

Occupation

Cricketer

Build

Athletic

Height

6 ft 2 in or 188 cm

Weight

98 kg or 216 lbs

James Neesham as seen in a picture taken while he relaxes in a pool situated somewhere in Barbados in September 2019
James Neesham as seen in a picture taken while he relaxes in a pool situated somewhere in Barbados in September 2019 (James Neesham / Instagram)

Race / Ethnicity

White

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Sexual Orientation

Straight

Distinctive Features

  • Tall and athletic physique
  • Brushes his hair to backward
  • Strong jawline
  • Often sports a mustache

Brand Endorsements

Through his social media, he has either endorsed or promoted various brands such as Lisa’s Hummus.

James Neesham as seen in a picture taken in Mt Difficulty Wines, New Zealand in November 2019
James Neesham as seen in a picture taken in Mt Difficulty Wines, New Zealand in November 2019 (James Neesham / Instagram)

James Neesham Favorite Things

  • TV Show – Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
  • CricketerIsh Sodhi

SourceTwitter, Hindustan Times

James Neesham as seen in a picture taken during a match at Wellington, New Zealand in November 2019
James Neesham as seen in a picture taken during a match at Wellington, New Zealand in November 2019 (James Neesham / Instagram)

James Neesham Facts

  1. Neesham was raised in Auckland.
  2. James began his first-class debut with Auckland. However, he decided to join the Otago Volts.
  3. He trained under the careful guidance of David James Gordon who had passed away during the cricket world cup in 2019. His coach died on the day of the match between England and New Zealand.
  4. Besides cricket, he is good at other sports like basketball and football.
  5. James follows a healthy diet routine that mostly includes green vegetables and plenty of fruits.
  6. He is very fond of animals and also has a pet dog named Charlie.
  7. In the past, Neesham had worked as a communication manager with a firm that made electric collars for cows.
  8. Sometime in 2018, James had made up his mind to retire from the sport due to his injury and low performance. He had even called the CEO Heath Mills of the New Zealand Players Association and told him about his decision. However, Mills managed to convince him to continue after taking a break of 3 to 4 weeks.
  9. Neesham’s incredible all-rounder performance earned him a contract with the Wellington cricket team.
  10. After having lost the 2019 World Cup to England, James took to social media on July 15, 2019, and apologized for not having been able to take home the trophy.
  11. In 2014, during the IPL 7, he was named out as a member of Delhi Daredevils. However, the following year, James was chosen by the Kolkata Knight Riders for IPL 8, he had to be dropped by the team due to an unforeseen injury.
  12. Neesham played his first test match against India and scored an unbeaten 137 runs. It was the highest runs ever scored by a test batsman at the number 8 batting order. Later, he scored a 2nd century against West Indies in 2014 and this made him the only New Zealander to have scored 2 centuries in the first 2 matches.
  13. He reached his 50 wickets mark in an ODI with a 5 wicket haul against Afghanistan in 2019.

Featured Image By James Neesham / Instagram

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