India’s is donning a stylish blue jersey in the World Cup games. However, there hasn’t been any confirmation for the speculated orange jersey which Virat Kohli’s boys are expected to wear for the clash against hosts England. The big match is going to take place on June 30 at Edgbaston, Birmingham.
In fact, the discussion on India’s away jersey is going on for a while now. However, there hasn’t been an official launch of the jersey. ICC who is inspired by Football home and away jersey concept has come up with a rule that no two teams can wear the same coloured jersey for the same match.
As England and India wear a light blue jersey, India will need to change their jersey colour as England are the hosts of the tournament. Consequently, it is expected that the dominated colour in the Indian jersey will be orange, which is there on the collar whereas blue would be there on the collar. Thus, both colours will switch their places.
In fact, it is now reported by sources that the Indian players haven’t seen their new jersey till last week.
“Till last week, the Indian players had not seen their new jerseys,” a senior industry executive revealed as quoted by Times of India.
“There is still confusion among various stakeholders whether the team would actually need to don new colours. For instance, the Pakistan team has been exempted from changing their familiar green although there are teams such as Bangladesh, which too, wear green,” he added.
However, when Nike was contacted, their spokesperson refused to comment on the same. Meanwhile, South Africa and Bangladesh have already sported an away jersey in the tournament.
On the other hand, there was no need for away jerseys of Australia, New Zealand and the West Indies because of their unique colour.
India will next take on Afghanistan at Rose Bowl, Southampton on June 22nd.