|James Neesham Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 2 in|
|Date of Birth||September 17, 1990|
|Eye Color||Dark 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.
James Douglas Sheahan Neesham
Auckland, New Zealand
James studied at the Auckland Grammar School.
In the past, Neesham had been studying Communications at Massey University.
6 ft 2 in or 188 cm
98 kg or 216 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
- Tall and athletic physique
- Brushes his hair to backward
- Strong jawline
- Often sports a mustache
Through his social media, he has either endorsed or promoted various brands such as Lisa’s Hummus.
James Neesham Favorite Things
- TV Show – Breaking Bad (2008-2013)
- Cricketer – Ish Sodhi
James Neesham Facts
- Neesham was raised in Auckland.
- James began his first-class debut with Auckland. However, he decided to join the Otago Volts.
- 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.
- Besides cricket, he is good at other sports like basketball and football.
- James follows a healthy diet routine that mostly includes green vegetables and plenty of fruits.
- He is very fond of animals and also has a pet dog named Charlie.
- In the past, Neesham had worked as a communication manager with a firm that made electric collars for cows.
- 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.
- Neesham’s incredible all-rounder performance earned him a contract with the Wellington cricket team.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- He reached his 50 wickets mark in an ODI with a 5 wicket haul against Afghanistan in 2019.
Featured Image By James Neesham / Instagram