Career images: James Neesham

Tuesday 1st March 2016
& News
Written by Danny Painter

Derbyshire has signed New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham for the 2016 NatWest T20 Blast.

The left-handed batsman, who has made 41 appearances for the Black Caps since making his debut in a Twenty20 international in 2012, will be available for the whole campaign this summer.

The 25-year-old has vast experience in the shortest format, featuring in 69 Twenty20 fixtures including appearances for IPL franchises Delhi Daredevils and Kolkata Knight Riders, scoring at an average of just under 30 and claiming 51 wickets, with best figures of 3-16.

We take a look at some of the images from Neesham’s career, so far.

Neesham NZ XI

James Neesham celebrates dismissing Kevin Pietersen of England during the International tour match between New Zealand XI and England in February 2013 in Queenstown, New Zealand.

Neesham Rutherford ODI
James Neesham (far right) is congratulated by his New Zealand teammates, including Hamish Rutherford (far left), after the dismissal of Bangladesh batsman Mashrafe Bin Mortaza during the first ODI in Dhaka in October 2013.

Neesham ton

James Neesham celebrates his first test century on debut during day five of the 2nd Test versus India on February 18, 2014 in Wellington.

Neesham Otago

James Neesham in Twenty20 action for Otago Volts, with fellow Derbyshire teammates Hamish Rutherford and Neil Broom, in 2014.

Neesham ODI
James Neesham in action for New Zealand in One Day International against South Africa at Bay Oval on October 21, 2014 in New Zealand.

Neesham Guyana
James Neesham during a semi-final match between Jamaica Tallawahs and Guyana Amazon Warriors in the Caribbean Premier League in August 2014, shortly before dismissing West Indies international Chris Gayle.

Neesham catch
James Neesham celebrates after taking a catch to dismiss Niroshan Dickwella of Sri Lanka during the first Test between New Zealand and Sri Lanka in December 2014 in Christchurch.

Neesham Aus 2015

James Neesham bowls during day one of the first Test versus Australia at the Gabba in November 2015 in Brisbane, Australia.

You can see James in a Derbyshire shirt this summer, starting with the NatWest T20 Blast fixture versus Leicestershire Foxes on Sunday 3 June at The 3aaa County Ground – and 2016 Membership is still the best value way to watch.

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