James Douglas Sheahan Neesham aka Jimmy Neesham has recently earned his place in the 2019 ICC World Cup squad of New Zealand. This talented all-rounder created a solid buzz in the media by scoring 137 runs in his debut test match against India. He then scored another century against West Indies in the second match of his career. Recently in an ODI against Sri Lanka on 3rd January 2019, he scored a whopping 34 runs in an over. And, here goes his full biography, personal life details, net worth, and many more.
|Full name||James Douglas Sheahan Neesham|
Physical Statistics and More
|Height||In Feet – 6’2’’ inches.|
Meters – 1.87 m.
Centimeter – 187 cm
|Weight||In Kilograms – 80 kg|
In pounds – 174 lbs.
|Body measurement||Chest – 42 inches|
Waist – 34 inches
Biceps – 14 inches
James Douglas Sheahan’s Career Records
|International Debut||– T20 – South Africa v New Zealand at Durban, Dec 21, 2012|
– ODI – South Africa v New Zealand at Paarl, Jan 19, 2013
– Test – New Zealand v India at Wellington, Feb 14-18, 2014
|Last Matches played||– T20 – New Zealand v Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui, Jan 8, 2017|
– ODI – New Zealand v Bangladesh at Dunedin, Feb 20, 2019
– Test – New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 16-18, 2017
|Jersey Number||83 – New Zealand|
|Domestic/State team||New Zealand XI, Otago, New Zealand Under-19s, New Zealand A, Kolkata Knight Riders, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Derbyshire, Delhi Daredevils, Auckland, New Zealand.|
|Records||– New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 16-18, 2017|
– Jimmy Neesham made his maiden test century in that game scoring an unbeaten 137, the highest debut hundred by a Test number 8 batsman.
– On 9 June 2014, Neesham became the first New Zealander and overall 8th batsman to score centuries in his first two test matches by scoring 107 against West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston.
– On 3 January 2019, in the first ODI against Sri Lanka, Neesham scored 34 runs in one over, highest runs by a New Zealand player in ODI match.
|Career Turn||Neesham began his first-class career with Auckland, as he made some important contributions in the 50-over format in the 2011/12 season, making three 40-plus scores in seven innings.|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm fast medium|
|Date of birth||17th September 1990|
|Birth Place||Auckland, New Zealand|
|Family||Father – N/A|
Mother – N/A
Brother – N/A
Sister – N/A
|Hobbies||Playing rugby and golf|
|Favorite Batsmen||Martin Guptill and MS Dhoni|
|Favorite Bowler||Tim Southee|
|Favorite Food||Chinese and fried stuff|
|Favorite Musicians||Celine Dion|
Some Interesting facts about James Douglas Sheahan Neesham
- Jimmy Neesham himself believes that his look-alike is a famous Hollywood actor Chris Hemsworth, who is famous his role in Thor and the Avengers.
- His 137 on debut apparently is the highest by any number eight ever on Test debut.
- In IPL 7 he played for Delhi Daredevils and in the eighth edition, he was bought by Kolkata Knight Riders but couldn’t play due to injury.
- He has a masculine voice and was hailed by a moderator for that during a show for a radio station in New Zealand.