Virat Kohli-led India will be seen wearing the new jerseys in their away game of the ongoing ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on June 30.
Team India, who have been seen donning different hues of blue over the years, will be sporting an orange jersey for the clash against the hosts England at Edgbaston. The jersey being the ‘away’ jersey, and according to reports, will be orange in colour with the collar having a blue strip.
My colleague kuntal chakraborty gives all of us a glimpse into the future of team India…. This is the new uniform for Team India against England…a dash of orange…with liberal dose of blue. @abpnewstv @Wahcricketlive pic.twitter.com/Skc4YYzNe4
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) June 20, 2019
In fact, this will be the first time in the Indian cricket history that the players will be wearing a jersey with another dominant colour other than ‘blue’.
The 12th edition of the ongoing World Cup is the first time that the International Cricket Council (ICC) is testing the football-like ‘home and away’ jersey system.
According to the ICC rulebook: “For televised ICC events all participating teams will be required to provide for two different coloured kits, except for the host country who has preference in the choice of colour and may, if it chooses to do so, provide only one coloured kit to be worn in all matches throughout the event. In advance of the event the teams will be notified which coloured kit will be worn in each match.”
In the ongoing 10-nation tournament, so far, South Africa who generally wear green with a splash of yellow, wore the reverse (dominantly yellow with patches of green) against Bangladesh, whereas Afghanistan sported a jersey with more areas of red added to their usual blue jerseys.
Other teams like Australia (who wear yellow), New Zealand (who wear black) and West Indies (who wear maroon) already have unique jerseys and are hence exempted from having ‘away’ kits.