The Indian cricket team will wear a new jersey during the World Cup, which will be played in England and Wales in June-July this year.
The kit’s inner print takes inspiration from the team’s three global wins in ’83, ’07 and ’11, said Nike.
Designed to inspire a new generation of Indian cricketers and fans, the Indian National Team kits feature updated jersey cuts with print details recalling iconic moments from the team’s history.
New design elements give the blue jersey a fresh energy. Nods from last year’s gradient colour scheme have moved from the front of the chest to the inner collar, though the recognisable orange sits underneath for a shock of color.
“This team embodies a fearless spirit that we truly believe in and that’s what the world sees every time India steps onto the field,” said Virat Kohli, captain of the men’s Indian cricket team. “This new team kit is a testament to our style of play — it is inspired by us and the new India.”
Last year’s silhouette now has a refined fit, as new cuts, engineered mesh and strategically-placed sweat zones work jointly to keep players loose and cool. For Harmanpreet Kaur, a player with the Indian Women’s national team, the added features match the club’s inspired playing style.
“Over the last couple of years, our team has been playing a more aggressive brand of cricket,” she said. “These innovations like the Slash design help the team be quicker on the field.”