Indian Cricket Team is expected to wear an orange jersey for their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash against England on 30 June, Sunday. India, who have been donning a blue kit for the World Cup, will need to change the colour of their jersey against England.
It is worth noting that England also don a blue coloured jersey. However, they being the hosts, have the right to retain their blue kit against India. It was being speculated that teams will have home and away jerseys in the World Cup ever since the International Cricket Council (ICC) allowed the teams to have two jerseys.
Now, if reports are to be believed, India is expected to wear orange coloured jersey for their encounter against England. It is also being speculated that colour blue will actually feature in the collar of the orange jersey.
Interestingly, the home and away jersey provision is already in place in the ongoing Cricket World Cup. For instance, in the clash between South Africa and Bangladesh, teams which usually wear green jerseys, South Africa donned a yellow jersey and took the field. Similarly, Bangladesh had also unveiled a jersey in which red colour was prominent.
In their World Cup 2019 campaign so far, India have beaten South Africa, Australia and Pakistan. One match scheduled against New Zealand was washed out.
India will now play Afghanistan on 22 June, Saturday and then West Indies on 27 June (Wednesday) before meeting the hosts England in a highly anticipated clash.
Afghanistan, meanwhile, may also sport a different coloured jersey when it takes the field against India. The India-Afghanistan match is slotted as India’s home game.
Here is what the ICC had said in a release:
“For televised ICC events all participating teams will be required to provide for two different coloured kits, except for the host country who has a preference in the choice of colour and may, if it chooses to do so, provide only one coloured kit to be worn in all matches throughout the event. In advance of the event the teams will be notified which coloured kit will be worn in each match.”