Jimmy Neesham of New Zealand bats during the ICC U19 Cricket World Cup match
James Neesham (batting)  will play his first ever IPL in 2014 © Getty Images


Feb 12, 2014


New Zealand all-rounder James Neesham has been picked up by Delhi Daredevils (DD) for INR 1 crore in the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL) Player Auctions.


Delhi beat off competition from the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) to get Neesham in their ranks.


Neesham has earlier been touted as a player having great potential for New Zealand and he may add value to the Delhi camp.


The 23 year old has not featured in an IPL tournament so far and will make his debut in 2014 provided he gets to play a game for Delhi.


Delhi will hope that Neesham realises his potential and shines in a team loaded with star players.