James Neesham Net Worth

James Neesham is a New Zealand professional cricketer. He played for Wellington in domestic cricket and the Rajasthan Royals in the IPL. He is an all-rounder who bats left-handed and bowls right-arm medium-fast. James Neesham is known for his explosive batting ability. He played in the 2019 Cricket World Cup for New Zealand.

Let’s learn about James Neesham’s net worth, career earnings, salary, career overview, stats, wife, and more.

About James Neesham

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

Neesham began his first-class career with Auckland but moved to Otago Volts after 2 seasons. He played for Wellington from the 2018/19 season to the 2021/22 season. He has played 68 first-class matches, scoring 3,373 runs. Jimmy also took 124 wickets.

International Career

James Neesham made his T20I debut for New Zealand on 21 December 2012, with a match against South Africa. He made his ODI debut also against South Africa, on 19 January 2013.

Neesham made his Test debut on 14 February 2014, against India. He scored an unbeaten 137 runs in his debut Test. It was also the highest score on debut by a Test number 8 batsman.

Jimmy Neesham has been a pivotal batsman for the Black Caps. As of writing, he has played 71 ODI games scoring 1,409 runs, at an average of 28.18. He hit 6 half-centuries in ODI. His highest score in ODI is 97 not out.

In April 2019, Neesham was named in New Zealand’s squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. He also played the 2021 and 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup for New Zealand.

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T20 Franchise League

James Neesham plays T20 franchise league cricket all across the globe. He played for the Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Mumbai Indians, and Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League.

He also played for the Guyana Amazon Warriors, and Trinbago Knight Riders in the Caribbean Premier League.

James Neesham’s Net Worth in 2023

As of 2023, James Neesham has a net worth of $4 million (₹32 crores). The Kiwi all-rounder’s prime sources of earnings are his cricket career.

Salary and Career Earnings

James Neesham earns an estimated $350,000 annual salary for representing the New Zealand National team. Alongside his cricket contract, Neesham earns a good amount from brand promotions and sponsorship deals.

His total career earnings from the Indian Premier League are INR 4 crore.

IPL Salary and Contract

James Neesham made his IPL debut for the Delhi Daredevils in 2014. DD paid him INR 1 crore for the 2014 IPL season.

For the 2022 IPL season, he earned INR 1.50 crore playing for the Rajasthan Royals.

The following table refers to James Neesham’s IPL earnings.

Year Team Salary
2022 Rajasthan Royals ₹ 1.50 crore
2021 Mumbai Indians ₹ 50 lacs
2020 Kings XI Punjab ₹ 50 lacs
2015 Kolkata Knight Riders ₹ 50 lacs
2014 Delhi Daredevils ₹ 1 crore


Personal Details

Full Name James Douglas Sheahan Neesham
Nickname Jimmy Neesham
Born 17 September 1990
Age 33
Height  188 cm (6 ft 2 in)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg)
Hometown Auckland, New Zealand
Role Batting all-rounder
Batting  Left-handed
Bowling Right-arm medium-fast
ODI and T20I Shirt No. 50
Net Worth $4 million
Relationship Status Married
Wife Alex MacLeod-Smith
Instagram @jimmyneesham



Jimmy Neesham married his long-time girlfriend Alex MacLeod-Smith. Alex is a former Magic netballer.

James Neesham wife Alex MacLeod-Smith
Source: Instagram


Born on 17 September 1990, he is 32 years old.


He is 188 cm (6 ft 2 in).

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He is 216 lbs (98 kg).

Latest ODI Batting Ranking

According to ICC, his current ODI batting ranking is 118th. Check the latest ranking here.

Latest T20I Batting Ranking

Neesham’s current T20I batting ranking is 98th. Check the latest ranking here.

Career Stats

[As of 13 April 2023]

Competition Test ODI T20I
Matches 12 71 58
Runs Scored 709 1,409 688
Batting Avg 33.76 28.18 23.72
100s/50s 2/4 0/6 0/0
Top Score 137* 97* 48*
Wickets 14 69 25
Bowling Avg 48.21 33.62 29.76
5-wk haul in Innings  2
10-wk haul in Match
Best Bowling 3/42 5/27 3/16
Catches 12 26 20


FAQs about James Neesham

What is James Neesham’s Net Worth?

His net worth is $4 million.

Who is his wife?

Alex MacLeod-Smith.

What is his shirt no.?

He wears No. 50 for New Zealand in the ODI and T20I.

How much was his IPL Fee for RR?

INR 1.50 crore.

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