The Australian men’s team will be wearing two separate jerseys for the upcoming T20 World Cup. The reasoning behind the same was that the original black and gold kit that was designed for the tournament resembles the ones worn by some of the associate nations.
The kit for the tournament was designed twelve months ago, for the World Cup that was supposed to be held in Australia. However, the pandemic forced a change in the itinerary and the World Cup is rescheduled for the next year.
The Asics kit, which is inspired by the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), was therefore held back for the time being. However, the men’s team became fond of the design so the same jersey was used for the upcoming T20 World Cup. This kit, however, is similar to that of Scotland, Namibia, and Papua New Guinea, according to ICC.
Therefore, the apex council decided to ask Cricket Australia (CA) to redesign the jersey or come up with an alternate one to go with when they face the aforementioned teams. Since the associate nations don’t have the financial backing to redesign the jersey, CA decided to use the same one they used back in the 2019 ODI World Cup.
The ICC also told the Aussie team to wear the yellow jersey with the green color during their opening match of the tournament against South Africa on October 23. For the rest of the matches, like the warmup match tomorrow against India, Australia will be wearing their first-choice black & gold kit.
Australia squad for T20 World Cup
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Traveling reserves: Dan Christian, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sams.