Indian Cricket Team Jersey: The Indian team will don a new away jersey in the imminent ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.
In an unprecedented move, the International Cricket Council is for the first time introducing away kits for the ODI Cricket World Cup. The away shirts will be donned by countries when they play against host nation England at the quadrennial tournament.
Away shirts will also be a requisite for countries who have been classified as the away country by the ICC in their encounters. In lieu of the latest development, the Indian team will be in their away colors for the clashes again hosts England on June 30 and against Afghanistan on June 22.
— BCCI (@BCCI) May 22, 2019
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Yet to be released, the away kit for India is set to be a darker shade of blue than the home shirt on the front. The sleeves, shoulders and back of the shirt will be bright orange coloured. As per speculated deigns, the away kit is set to make for an emphatic spectacle with gorgeous shades and designing hues incorporated into it.
As per reports in The Guardian, talks were ongoing to include the color orange into the kits for more than 6 months with merchandiser Nike and its finally being brought into fruition.
Apart from their matches against England and Afghanistan, India will be in their usual royal blue home kit in all the remaining games, including the one against Sri Lanka where they are the home side.
Why home and away jerseys?
The need for home and away jerseys arose owing to several countries featuring the same color combination in their shirt with as many as four sides: India, England, Sri Lanka and Afghanistan all seeing blue being embedded in their jersey.
On the other hand, the colour green is a mainstay for three countries with South Africa, Bangladesh and Pakistan. South Africa and Sri Lanka will partake in using yellow away kits when required while Afghanistan and Bangladesh have released red colored editions.
Pakistan remain the only participating side to yet release an away kit for the marquee event that is set to get underway from May 30. However it is expected that they’ll not come with an alternative with the country being named as the home side for all their encounters.
West Indies (maroon), New Zealand (black) and Australia (canary yellow) have no qualms when it comes to designing an away kit with their home kits having distinct colors. The hosts nation England will also be in their home kit which is similar to the one they wore in the 1992 World Cup for all their contests given they are the home side.