James Neesham Biography, Height, Weight, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Wife, Family, Facts & More

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James Neesham is an New Zealand international cricketer who plays for wellington in domestic cricket and currently playing for Punjab kings in the Indian premier league. He is a right arm medium fast bowler and right handed batsman.

James Neesham Biography, Lifestyle, Wiki, Height, Weight, Age, Salary, Net Worth, Income, Girlfriend, Wife, Family, House, Cars, Records, Awards & Facts


Full Name

James Neesham 






Left Handed Bat


Right Arm Medium

Jersey Number

  • #50 New Zealand International Cricket Team
  • #5 Auckland Domestic Cricket Team


  • National Team New Zealand International Cricket Team
  • Domestic Team Auckland Domestic Cricket Team
  • IPL 2020 Team – Mumbai Indians (IPL)

Personal Life

James Neesham

Date of Birth / Birthplace

James Neesham was born on 17 September 1990  in Auckland, New Zealand.


He is currently 31 years old (as in 2021).

Sun Sign







Auckland, New Zealand


  • School –  
    • Auckland Grammar School, New Zealand
  • College –
    • Not Known
  • Educational Qualification –
    • Not Known

Physical Statistics And More

Height (approx.)

  • In feet – 6 feet 2 inches
  • In centimeters – 188 cm
  • In meters – 1.88 m

Eye Color

Dark Brown

Hair Color


Family & Relationship

Parents & Siblings

  • Father – Names Not Known
  • Mother – Names Not Known
  • Siblings – Names Not Known

Girlfriend & Spouse

  • James Neesham  dated –
    • Alex McLeod (Netballer)
James Neesham With Alex McLeod
James Neesham With Alex McLeod

Marital Status



Career Turning Point

On his test debut against india neesham scored unbeaten 137 runs which is the highest score on debut by a Test number 8 batsman. Also in the second test he made a century and became first new zealand cricketer to score a century in his first two matches.


Test Debut

James Neesham made his test cricket debut against South Africaon 19 january 2013.

in Basin Reserve, New Zealand

ODI Debut

 James Neesham made his one day international debut against South Africa on 19 january 2013 in Boland Park, South Africa

T20 Debut

James Neesham made his T20 debut against South Africa on 21 december 2012 in Kingsmead, Durban, South Africa

IPL Debut

James Neesham made his IPL debut for Delhi Daredevils. He was selected for team Delhi Daredevils in IPL auction 2019 for 12 lakhs and played his debut match in 2019.

James Neesham Salary

James Neesham’s salary is 20 Lakhs per year in the Indian cricket team and he has earned around 20 lakhs from IPL since 2021.

Name James Neesham Salary
Monthly Income & SalaryRs. 2 Lakhs +
Annual IncomeRs. 20 Lakhs +
Brand endorsement FeesRs. 1-2 Lakhs
Income SourceBCCI, IPL, Brands
Retainer FeeNA
Test Fee NA
T20 FeeNA
IPL 2021 Fees Rs. 50 Lacs
IPL Total Income Rs. 2 crore

James Neesham’s overall IPL Earnings :

YearTeamIPL Salary
2020Punjab KingsRs. 50 Lacs
2015 Kolkata Knight Riders Rs. 50 Lacs
2014Delhi Daredevils    Rs. 1 crore
TotalRs. 2 crore

James Neesham Net Worth

James Neesham has an estimated total Networth of Rs. 10 Crores ($ 1.5 Million) in 2021, and His main source of income is Brand Endorsements and playing cricket.

Name James Neesham Net Worth
Net Worth (2021)$1.5 Million
Net Worth In Indian RupeesRs. 10 Crores
Personal PropertiesNot Known
InvestmentsNot Known

James Neesham Cars And Bikes Collection

Not Known

Some Lesser Known Facts About James Neesham 

Some Lesser Known Facts About James Neesham 

• He was born in Auckland, New Zealand.

• He completed his studies at Auckland Grammar School, New Zealand.

• Neesham is in a relationship with Alex McLeod who is a Netballer.

• Neesham considers himself as the look-alike of Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth.

• Neesham started his career by playing for Domestic New Zealand teams. He started with the Auckland team in New Zealand. He eventually moved to the Otago Volts and made a name for himself.

• Neesham is known for his consistent performances. In the 2011-2012 season, he scored more than 40 runs three times of the seven times he played. He also scored his career-best in bowling by achieving 5 for 44 against Wellington.

• Neesham participated in the 2014 Caribbean Premier League (CPL)from the franchisee Guyana Amazon Warriors.

• In June 2017, he played for the Kent County Cricket Club in the NatWest T20 Blast.

• In June 2018, he signed a contract with the Wellington Cricket Club for the 2018-19 season.

• On 3 January 2019, in an ODI against Sri Lanka, Neesham scored 34, which included 5 sixes. It was the most runs scored in an over by a New Zealand player in an One day internationals. 

• He was selected in New Zealand’s squad for the 2019 cricket world cup.