Cricket World Cup: The SportsRush presents the 10 teams’ jerseys which their players will don in the upcoming 2019 World Cup in England
The ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup is just a week away. The 10 participating teams are all set to lock horns against each other in World Cricket’s biggest tournament.
The World Cup will begin with teams playing 2 warm-up games each, which will commence from May 24, 2019. The group stages of the main Tournament will take place from May 30, 2019, where hosts England will clash against South Africa.
Though all the teams have been busy preparing for their on-field game, a majority of them have made some amends with respect to their off-field game as well. Most of the teams have come up with their official jerseys or kits which they will be sporting for the showpiece tournament.
Apart from New Zealand, the Windies, and Afghanistan, all the teams have come up with their new ‘avatars’ wearing which they’ll proudly represent their respective nations. Here is how the jerseys of the 10 teams look apparently:
The Bangladesh Cricket Board (BCB) was in the midst of some controversy after it has unveiled its ‘all-green jersey’ in the beginning of this month. The fans argued that the kit resembled the Pakistan national team’s jersey and the element of red (which is present in their national flag) is missing.
The BCB have thus, apparently come up with the altered jersey with stripes of Red added to it at the centre (behind the team name), and at the two sleeves. The official announcement has not been made yet though.
This Is The Modified Jersey!! The Official Jersey Of Bangladesh Team For World Cup 2019 pic.twitter.com/iPjVNHAShX
— 8 DAYS TO GO 🏆 (@Nafiu_Shakibian) April 30, 2019
Afghanistan too have not come up with their official jersey. Although the team’s Twitter handle did unveil 3 sets of kits- one for their training sessions, and the other two (with some minor adjustments) for match days.
For the match days, the alternative jersey is dominated a bit by the red colour on the shirt. There are also stripes on the trousers. The original jersey though, is the one which they have been wearing since their arrival at the cricketing scene- the blue,dominated with shades of red near the shoulders and on the sides of the trousers, as the prominent areas.
It is still not clear though when and how they will change the jersey during the tournament.
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) May 8, 2019
The Windies are another team who have not brought any change in their kit before the World Cup (apart from Afghanistan). They will be donning the same maroon coloured jersey which they have been wearing for a long time.
The jersey has a sponsored logo in the front and the sign of Cricket West Indies (CWI), at the top-left corner.
The Sri Lankan team has launched its new jersey which has been appreciated by one and all in the cricketing fraternity.
The jersey is surrounded by shades of yellow and blue from upwards to downwards respectively.
Another interesting aspect which makes the jersey even more beautiful is the fact that it has been made by recycling oceanic plastics, which have been collected from the beaches around the country. The cricketing fraternity has appreciated the Sri Lanka cricket management for taking a wonderful initiative- a good step forward towards saving our oceans and other vital water bodies.
Finally bought the Sri Lanka 2019 cricket jersey. Bought it from Odel pic.twitter.com/rzyWXQnXeF
— Ramal Weerakkody (@RamalWeerakkody) May 21, 2019
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) launched their new kit as soon as they announced their 15-men squad for the upcoming World Cup. The kit is the same, all-green traditional one with which Team Pakistan has always identified itself with.
On the front side of the jersey, there is a World Cup logo on the right side while the PCB logo is on the left side. The sponsors ‘Pepsi’ has been printed on the left sleeve of the jersey.
Proud moment for the players. Its an honor to represent your country in world cup and to wear national jersey . #WeHaveWeWill #WeWantWorldCup love Pakistan 😘🇵🇰 Love Pakistan pic.twitter.com/k5H5RAKNj3
— Muhammad Ahmed (@Muhamma92157070) May 21, 2019
The South African team unveiled their kit on the 18th of April for the 2019 World Cup.
The jersey was dominated by the traditional green with which the Proteas side associates itself. It is light green in the front portion and with a unique sleeve corner. The sleeves consist of a dark green colour with multiple black shades.
The sleeves’ dark texture with tinges of black in it directly attract the viewer’s eye towards it.
South Africa’s jersey for the World Cup !! pic.twitter.com/gQMdvzJaKz
— CricfreakZ (@cricfreakz) April 18, 2019
Cricket Australia had unveiled their new World Cup 2019 the previous month.
The apparel partner of the cricketing board i.e. the ASICS had launched the kit on 9th April 2019 and had made several changes in it.
The jersey is all yellow at the front with the word AUSTRALIA written in black at the centre. The sleeves however, are given a lime shade. The kit resembles the retro look which was donned by the Aussies way back during the 1987 Cricket World Cup.
Australia Worldcup 2019 Jersey pic.twitter.com/l4Bj0qOC71
— Shahzaib Ali (@DSBcricket) May 8, 2019
The Black Caps’ kit resembles the same classy look dominated by the colour Black from shoulder to the ankle.
The pullover that the team wears is made by Canterbury New Zealand, with just the names, jersey no. of the players printed in White at the back, along with the team name in the abbreviated form at the front, right in the centre.
The English Cricket side unveiled their World Cup 2019 kit on Tuesday, soon after the announcement of their 15-men squad.
The jersey has apparently not received too well by the cricketing fraternity, as the fans disliked the retro Navy colour look of the kit.
There are a few dark blue patches on the shoulder while ‘ENGLAND’ is written at the centre with the ECB symbol at the left corner. It has a completely different makeover look altogether, if we compare it with their 2015 World Cup jersey.
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) May 21, 2019
The Indian team jersey was released on March 1, 2019. The official apparel partner of the Board of control for cricket in India- Nike, had released the pull over prior to the Australia home series earlier this year.
The jersey consists of the date and venue of the three World Cup titles (2007 World T20, 1983, and 2011) and the tricolour stripes on the collars.
New jersey for Indian cricket team!
At the launch, #MSDhoni spoke with a lot of reverence about how the seeds of the present were sown back in 1983 when Kapil Dev lifted the World Cup.
— Firstpost Sports (@FirstpostSports) March 1, 2019