The Kiwi all-rounder made his IPL debut in 2014 where he played only 4 games for Delhi and was picked by the Kolkata Knight Riders in the following season. Neesham made his comeback to the tournament in the 2020 season, participating in 5 games for the Punjab Kings. He had an ordinary season with the bat and ball considering his potential and his achievements at the international stage. The Mumbai Indians bought the all-rounder in the 2021 auctions for INR 50 lakh and he played 3 games. Ahead of the 2022 season, RR picked him for INR 1.5 crore.