Team Australia (Image Credit: Twitter)
Team Australia (Image Credit: Twitter)

The Australian men’s cricket team has released their playing kit for the T20 World Cup, which will begin on October 16 in Australia. Cricket Australia released the team kit on their Twitter account on Wednesday.

Australia will wear an indigenous-inspired kit in the upcoming T20 World Cup in 2022. The defending champions Australia’s kit acknowledges Australia’s connection to First Nations people and cultures.

Cricket Australia Revealed Indigenous Kit For T20 World Cup

Cricket Australia Kit
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The Men in Yellow, led by Aaron Finch, will be looking to defend their Championship title, and will wear a kit with black sleeves and a gradient of green and gold on the playing top trunk. Australia has certainly retained their traditional yellow color, which is more pronounced. Black is placed on the shoulder.

Aunty Fiona Clarke and Courtney Hagen designed the uniform in partnership with Asics; The two have previously collaborated on other indigenous designs used by Australia. For the first time in a World Cup, the home team will wear an Indigenous-inspired shirt. For the first time, the Australian cricket team will compete in a major event wearing a First Nations-inspired playing uniform.

Mitchel Starc World Cup Kit
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The black trousers and black cap will have the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags on the brim, while the long-sleeved version will have the gold and green artwork extended onto the sleeves of the top.

The Walkabout Wickets artwork, which has evolved into a dominant theme, is once again centred on the front of the shirt, as in previous designs. Clarke, a Kirrae Whurrong woman and great great granddaughter of James ‘Mosquito’ Couzens, who played for the Aboriginal XI in a historic match at the MCG in 1866 and travelled to England in 1868 as part of the first Australian sports team to play outside of Australia, is the artist of Walkabout Wickets.

Clarke designed the artwork for the 2016 Boxing Day Test to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 1866 game. It has since been shown on the collar of the Test kit. The theme of connection is central to the kit, as it pays tribute to established, budding, and former First Nations cricketers.

Australia has announced a 15-strong squad for the mega tournament. Aaron Finch captains the team with Pat Cummins as his deputy. Singapore-born power-hitter Tim David, who has been selected for the main squad by Cricket Australia.

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