India to wear ‘retro’ jersey during ODI and T20I series against Australia
Unlike the conventional sky blue colour that Team India has been wearing for years, the new jersey will have a Navy Blue shade.
Updated - Nov 11, 2020 11:29 pm
Team India are reportedly set to don a new jersey when they lock horns against Australia in the upcoming ODI and the T20I series. Virat Kohli & Co. are touring Australia for three ODIs, three T20Is, and four Tests. The much-anticipated series between the cricket giants will kickstart with the ODI series on November 27 in Sydney.
It will be followed by the T20I series which is scheduled to take place between December 4 to 8. The four-match Test series, on the other hand, starts on December 17 with the day-night Test in Adelaide. It will be the first-day night Test match between the two nations. Team India departed for Australia from Dubai on Wednesday, the BCCI confirmed.
The players will have to remain in quarantine before starting their preparation for the series. According to reports, Team India will be housed in the outskirts of Sydney. Media reports have suggested that the booking for Team India has been done at the Pulman Hotel in the Sydney Olympic Park area. The upcoming series will also mark the resumption of international cricket for Team India.
India’s new jersey
Team India will be seen in a new attire when they take the field against Australia in the limited-overs series. According to a report in Outlook, the Indian players will wear a ‘retro’ theme shirt, inspired by the Seventies. Unlike the conventional sky blue colour that Team India has been wearing for years, the new jersey will have a Navy Blue shade.
The Navy Blue shirts will also sport the name of the BCCI’s new kit sponsors – MPL Sports. Last month, the BCCI had signed a three-year deal worth Rs 120 crores plus revenue share with MPL Sports. MPL has replaced Nike as Team India’s new kit sponsors.
Just like India, Australia will also wear a new jersey for the T20 series, Cricket Australia confirmed on Wednesday. Aaron Finch & Co. will wear specially-designed Indigenous shirts in the upcoming T20I series, a move aimed at recognizing and encouraging the Indigenous Australians’ role in the sport.
The Australian men's team will celebrate our First Nations people this summer by wearing this incredible Indigenous playing shirt for the entirety of the #AUSvIND Dettol T20 series! 🖤💛❤️ pic.twitter.com/GmD36G8XoC
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) November 11, 2020