In anticipation of the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia, the BCCI released the new Indian cricket team jersey for the tournament down under. The MPL-sponsored kit sports a unique light blue colour on the front, while the sleeves are dark blue with triangular stripes on the side.
The kit has received mixed reviews from fans and critics online.
The kit worn by team India at the 2011 ODI World Cup may be the most iconic strip worn by the Men in Blue as MS Dhoni’s men ended their 28-year wait for a title with a victory on home soil in Mumbai. The kit itself was a masterpiece. The royal blue colour stood out compared to other Indian strips made by Nike, and the tricolours across the side worked perfectly to lift the overall design.
Nike and team India have produced some world-class kits over their long-standing relationship, but nothing comes close to the 2016 T20 World Cup strip. This jersey featured a rich sky-blue colour with orange detailing across the right shoulder. The spiral design across the front of the kit also adds a nice touch to the overall look.
MPL took over as India’s kit manufacturer after Nike’s departure, and their debut kit for the team was nothing short of spectacular. MPL produced a throwback kit to commemorate 20 years since the 1992 ODI World Cup, with the Oxford blue colour making a comeback. The kit had the same green, red, and white stripes that were featured on the jersey at the 1992 World Cup and was a clear fan favourite with the design and retro features.
At number two is the retro classic jersey worn by the Indian cricket team at the 1992 ODI World Cup in Australia. The dark blue kit was only the second-ever coloured kit worn by team India, and the red, green, and white stripes along with the yellow stitching evoke plenty of nostalgia and emotion in fans to this day.
At number one on the list is a jersey team India have only worn once on the field, but it remains the sleekest design yet. The ICC mandated every country to prepare an alternate jersey for the 2019 ODI WC in case of a kit clash with the home team, and Nike and the BCCI produced this absolute stunner which India wore in their clash against England at Edgbaston. The dark blue and orange combination perfectly complements each other, and the beauty of this limited-edition jersey is in its simplicity.
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