Team India’s new jersey has caused quite an excitement among the fans. The Men in Blue have traditionally donned blue jerseys but have decided to wear another shade in the World Cup. So far in the first four games, India have donned the blue jersey but will turn out in a different attire for the game against England.
England, the hosts of World Cup 2019, are also sporting a blue jersey and they have the right to wear that kit. Speculation were rife about the home-away jersey format at the quadrennial event ever since the ICC came up with a statement, saying it would allow the teams to wear two different jerseys. Consequently, India will wear the new jersey against England.
“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.
In the ongoing tournament, South Africa have already played in two jerseys. They wore a new jersey against Bangladesh. Bangladesh have also unveiled an away kit with a dominant red colour. And as the excitement among the fans is growing, we bring to you the first look of the new jersey for Team India.
Journalist G.S. Vivek tweeted the photo of the jersey. The primary colour of the jersey is blue with a dash of orange colour in the sleeves and sides.
My colleague kuntal chakraborty gives all of us a glimpse into the future of team India…. This is the new uniform for Team India against England…a dash of orange…with liberal dose of blue. @abpnewstv @Wahcricketlive pic.twitter.com/Skc4YYzNe4
— G. S. Vivek (@GSV1980) June 20, 2019
India, meanwhile, are unbeaten in the World Cup. They have won three of their first four games while one was washed out.