Full name James Douglas Sheahan Neesham
Born September 17, 1990, Auckland
Current age 24 years
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Delhi Daredevils, Guyana Amazon Warriors, New Zealand A, New Zealand Under-19s, New Zealand XI, Otago
Also known as Jimmy Neesham
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
A promising allrounder, Jimmy Neesham made his international debut in a Twenty20 international on New Zealand's tour to South Africa in 2012-13, following some impressive performances in the shorter formats in the domestic season.
Neesham began his first-class career with Auckland, but a move Otago worked well for him, as he made some important contributions in the 50-over format in the 2011-12 season, making three 40-plus scores in seven innings, all of them coming at more than a run a ball. He was among the wickets too, taking a career-best 5 for 44 against Wellington and 4 for 23 against Canterbury. The rewards came soon, as he was included in the limited-overs squads for the tour to South Africa.