World Cup 2019: Rating the jerseys of all the teams
Barring the West Indies, New Zealand & Afghanistan, every other cricketing country, which will be a part of the World Cup, has released a new pullover.
Published - May 9, 2019 12:56 pm | Updated - May 30, 2019 7:04 pm
The former Indian Skipper, MS Dhoni had once said, “The World Cup is the most important campaign, everything else can wait.” Four years down the lane, this quote still remains true. The 12th edition of the Cricket World Cup is around the corner and the preparation of the cricketing nations are going on in full swing. The teams are toiling extremely hard to do well in this much-awaited tournament. The enthusiasm amongst the fanatics all over the world is at its peak as the tourney is less than a month away.
The group stages of the tournament are all set to begin on 30th May 2019 at The Oval, London. The extravaganza, which will culminate on 14th July, will be played in the round-robin format where each team will lock horns with the other nine teams.
Apart from practising for the on-field performance, the teams have made changes in their off-field affairs as well. Several teams of the fraternity have recently launched their new kits, which will be donned by them during the mega-event. Barring the West Indies, New Zealand & Afghanistan, every other cricketing country, which will be a part of the World Cup, has released a new pullover.
Here we rate the jerseys of each of the 10 teams:
Afghanistan – 6.5/10
The Afghanistan cricket team is currently touring to Scotland where it’ll take on the home team in a two-match ODI series. The team will play another ODI series of 2 games against Ireland prior to the Cricket World Cup 2019. The team has been toiling hard for the upcoming tourney. It is one of the only two teams, which is playing the World Cup 2019 after winning the qualifiers last year.
However, one aspect, on which the team didn’t make any changes while going into the World Cup, is its jersey. The Gulbadin Naib-led side will walk into the tournament with the same shirt. It has been working for them over the years and going by the luck factor, the board might have decided to stick to the same jersey. It will be interesting to see, how the new Asian team perform in their second appearance at the mega event.
Apart from the same jersey, they have also opted for an alternative jersey which is dominated a bit by the red colour on the shirt. There are also stripes on the trousers. It is still not clear though when and how they will change the jersey during the tournament.
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) May 8, 2019