The Nike has finally revealed Team India’s away jersey for the ongoing World Cup 2019. Several teams in the ongoing competition have been using two different jerseys. Barring Australia (who wear yellow), New Zealand (who wear black) and West Indies (who wear maroon) and hosts England, the other teams have been seen using another set of jerseys.
South Africa wore a different jersey against Bangladesh while Afghanistan sported a jersey with more areas of red added to their usual blue jerseys. Sri Lanka too wore a pre-dominantly yellow jersey against England. Bangladesh are also set to wear their red jersey during the latter stage of the competition. England do not need to wear away jerseys for being the host of the competition.
The International Cricket Council had previously announced that all the participating teams except the hosts need to have two different sets of jerseys for televised ICC events.
“For televised ICC events all participating teams will be required to provide for two different coloured kits, except for the host country who has a preference in the choice of colour and may, if it chooses to do so, provide only one coloured kit to be worn in all matches throughout the event. In advance of the event the teams will be notified which coloured kit will be worn in each match,” the ICC had said in a release.
Since the news of India’s second jersey came out, the fans have been desperate to get a look of it. Nike has finally unveiled it. The new jersey is completely orange on the back and on the sides in the front. Traditionally, the Indian team has sported different hues of blue over the years.
Journalist Gaurav Kalra took to Twitter to post a couple of pictures of the jersey, writing:
“orange is the new blue! first look at the ‘away’ jersey india will be wearing on sunday against england via @Nike – looks quite spiffy! #CWC19.”
— Gaurav Kalra (@gauravkalra75) June 28, 2019
India, meanwhile, will wear their new jersey against England on June 30 at Edgbaston.