Ahead of the ICC World Cup 2019, which will be held in England and Wales, Nike has unveiled a new jersey for the Indian national teams (Women and Men). The design of Indian teams’ new jersey also pays tribute to the 1983 and 2011 WC winners in the 50-overs format and the 2007 T20 World Cup champions.
“Taking inspiration from the stadiums and the three historic wins in 83’ 07’ And 11’, the inner pride print pays tribute to the 3 India victories while the slash pride orange under-collar represents the fearless energy of the team”, Nike said in a statement.
The official Twitter handle of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) also uploaded an image on social media which read, “The new kits have arrived! As the Men in Blue put on the revamped jerseys for the first time, we take you behind the scenes to know what’s changed.”
In the photograph shared by BCCI, Virat Kohli, Harmanpreet Kaur, MS Dhoni, Ajinkya Rahane, Jemimah Rodrigues and Prithvi Shaw are seen donning the new team jersey.
Presenting #TeamIndia‘s new jersey
The new kits have arrived! As the Men in Blue put on the revamped jerseys for the first time, we take you behind the scenes to know what’s changed – by @28anand
— BCCI (@BCCI) March 2, 2019
Virat Kohli, India’s Men’s team skipper said the new kit is a testament to the team’s style of play.
“Similar to millions of Indians across the country, this team embodies a fearless spirit that we truly believe in and that’s what the world sees every time we step into the field. Over the years, our cricket has evolved – the way we approach games and embrace situations are different but what stands out is the confidence in our individual skills and our commitment to succeed as a team. This new team kit is a testament to our style of play, it is inspired by us and the new India”, Virat Kohli said.
India’s Women’s T20 skipper Harmanpreet Kaur was also all praise for the new jersey and its livery.
“Over the last couple of years, our team has been playing a more aggressive brand of cricket and the results have been encouraging, so has the love from the fans. Our game too has evolved- it has become faster and aggressive. These innovations like the Slash design and movement help the team be quicker on the field”, Harmanpreet said.
The new jersey of Indian teams will be available at select Nike retails across India.