Team India’s T20 World Cup jersey showcased on Burj Khalifa
India's new jersey was revealed on October 13.
Updated - Oct 14, 2021 4:11 pm
The same day of its official release, the Indian team’s T20 World Cup jersey was showcased on the iconic Burj Khalifa. The Prussian and royal blue jersey was revealed on October 13. Before the tournament, Team India will be donning the jersey during the warm-up matches, scheduled on and England and Australia on October 18 and 20, respectively.
“This is the first time in the history of Indian cricket that fans have been memorialised on a jersey. It carries their chants and cheers from iconic past matches, transformed into unique soundwave patterns,” stated a release from ML Sports.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said, “The Indian cricket team enjoys support not just in India but around the world, and there’s no better way to celebrate their excitement and energy than through this jersey.
“This will undoubtedly provide the team with the much-needed enthusiastic support in their quest to emerge as the T20 champions of the world. We are also pleased to see that MPL Sports continues to deliver merchandise that is widely affordable and accessible.”
Meanwhile, on October 13, India swapped all-rounder Shardul Thakur with Axar Patel in the T20 World Cup squad, while also announcing that eight players – Venkatesh Iyer, Avesh Khan, Umran Malik, Harshal Patel, Lukman Meriwala, Karn Sharma, Shahbaz Ahmed and K Gowtham – will stay back in Dubai after the IPL and join the Indian team’s bubble to assist them in the preparations for the marquee tournament.
India has time until October 15 to finalize their squad
The Super12 teams have time until October 15 to finalize their squads for the T20 World Cup. “Teams can change their teams seven days before the start of their support period. India’s support period starts with the Super 12 which begin on Oct 23. So, they have time to change the team till Oct 15 at midnight,” a Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) source was recently quoted as saying by TOI.
“The selectors will wait and watch on how Hardik shapes up in the next few days. The selectors went with just three genuine pacers because it was believed Hardik would be fit enough to bowl his quota of overs. Since he hasn’t bowled at all in the IPL, there’s no form to go by.”
India, who are placed in Group B, will kickstart their campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on October 24.
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