ECB release England’s new ODI and T20I kits for the home season
England Men's team is set to face Sri Lanka from June 23.
Updated - Jun 17, 2021 3:55 pm
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has released the new kits for the Men’s and Women’s national team in the limited-overs format. The home summer is currently underway for England but the Men’s have only played Tests while the Women are also involved in a one-off game in whites against India. However, a long season awaits for both the sides in ODIs and T20Is this time around.
The Eoin Morgan-led side are due to face Sri Lanka from June 23 in three ODIs and as many T20Is. The Women, under Heather Knight’s leadership, will face India in the same number of matches in two limited-overs format after the one-off Test being played in Bristol at the moment.
As far as the kit is concerned, the new sponsors, Cinch, is at the centre of the jersey while the kit sponsor New Balance has also been mentioned at the same place like before. The ODI jersey is made of sky blue colour almost similar to what the players wore during the World Cup.
However, there has been a significant change in the T20I jersey and it is no more the red dominated one. The centre part of the jersey has been embossed with blue and red graphic stripes. Also, both the sleeves are of red colour this time.
England to host Pakistan too
Apart from Sri Lanka, England are also scheduled to host Pakistan from July 8 to 20. The two teams will play three ODIs and three T20 Internationals as well. The 50-over World Champions will then travel to Pakistan (as per the schedule) and then have the T20 World Cup to play either in India or the UAE.
As for the Women’s team, after the India series, all of them will play in the The Hundred after which the New Zealand team will tour the country to play three T20Is and five ODIs. The team is looking forward to prepare for the ODI World Cup to be held next year in New Zealand. Interestingly, like Men, even the Women’s team is scheduled to tour Pakistan in October.