The forthcoming Ashes series will bear witness to a historic move. It will witness players donning their names and numbers on the back of their jerseys- the first time ever in the history of Test Match Cricket.
Till date, only One Day International (ODI) Matches and T20 International Matches had jerseys catering to each player with their name and numbers written on the back of it. However, the Ashes will see this massive change as far as the clothing in International Cricket is concerned.
England Cricket posted an image on social media in which Joe Root can be seen wearing the personalised jersey. The image was captioned “Names and numbers on the back of Test shirts!”
The new avatar of Test Cricket jerseys has social media in splits. On one hand, people are calling the change positive while on the other hand, it hasn’t pleased the segment of the audience who love the heritage and the tradition of the sport.
— Leo Carter 🇾🇪 (@LeoCarter27) July 22, 2019
Why not? Been doing this in county cricket for years, it’s a real aid in identifying players. What’s all the fuss about?
— oursylviacarol (@pachelbella) July 22, 2019
Not for me! I’m a bit more a traditionalist. Looks decent on the one day stuff and to be fair, it’s useful for the tests but prefer the plain back.
— Steve ⚔ (@Steve_W_1889) July 22, 2019
Doesn’t really matter does it. Doesn’t change much, no point complaining
— Jamie Ford (@JamieFord__) July 22, 2019
The first test match of the Ashes Test Series is all set to be played from 1 August, Thursday at Edgbaston Cricket Ground in Birmingham. Australia will look to avenge their first World Cup semifinal loss ever against the same opponent in July.
England went on to lift their maiden World Cup title at Lord’s.