Australia unveil new practice jersey ahead of the Ashes

Australia unveil new practice jersey ahead of the Ashes

The first Ashes Test will commence on November 23 in Brisbane.

Steve Smith
Australian cricket captain Steve Smith. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

Cricket Australia (CA) has unveiled new practice jerseys ahead of the all-important Ashes which is about to commence from November 23. The first of the five Test matches will be played in Brisbane at the Gabba. The team is training hard to regain the urn and crush the poms like they did in 2013 courtesy Mitchell Johnson. However, the new practice jersey would make the players feel fresh while preparing for the games and the design is also exciting.

The images of the event held in the presence of the few players in the Ashes squad are going viral on social media. All the players present in the event could be seen sporting the new jerseys and are having fun with a smile on their face. Australian skipper Steve Smith, Peter Handscomb, Jackson Bird, Cameron Bancroft, Shaun Marsh and Tim Paine were present during the launch of the jersey. The jersey is the combination of dark grey and the shade of blue colour with the logo of CA and the sponsor Qantas printed on it. The cap also boasts of a similar combination which matches the shirts.

(L-R) Jackson Bird, Tim Paine, Shaun Marsh, Peter Handscomb and Cameron Bancroft attend the Brisbane Bupa Family Day. (Photo by Jono Searle/Getty Images)

Can Australia repeat the feat of 2013?

Australia announced a surprising squad for the first two Ashes Tests earlier this week which included Tim Paine as a wicketkeeper who will make a come back after a gap of seven years. Though the Aussie fans are excited to witness the repeat of the whitewash they inflicted over England in 2013. Also, Mitchell Starc is expected to emulate Mitchell Johnson who literally terrorised the visitors four years ago with his speed and the bouncers.

He will also be assisted by Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood who are hostile and will hunt in the packs during the series. Nathan Lyon will also play a major part as the team will go in with only four bowlers. The Australian team will be eager to step onto the field and roll over the visitors in the upcoming series.