The Indian national team will be wearing a new jersey from the Australia series onwards. Sikhar Dhawan on Tuesday shared a picture wearing the new jersey on his social media handle, three days before the 1st ODI against Australia.
Dhawan wrote, “New jersey, renewed motivation. Ready to go.”
The new jersey has a darker shade of blue than more recent national team jerseys. In fact, the new jersey’s likeness with the 1992 World Cup jersey has been pointed out on social media.
Aashish Chandorkar retweeted Dhawan’s tweet and said, “1992 World Cup jersey replica. Perhaps the best Indian jersey ever. Certainly very high recollection that being the first CWC telecast in India at high quality by private TV channels.”
Earlier this month, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced a deal with MPL Sports, the sports merchandise brand from Mobile Premier League, an e-sports platform, as the new kit sponsor and official merchandise partner for the national team. The board’s previous kit sponsorship deal with Nike ended in September this year.
As per the BCCI statement, under the newly-inked strategic partnership, MPL Sports has entered into a three-year agreement from November 2020 to December 2023. MPL Sports’ association with the BCCI begins with upcoming India’s tour of Australia, 2020-21, which will see Team India sporting the new jerseys.
Indian Cricketers Rohit Sharma and Ishan Sharma are likely to miss the first two test matches against Australia. According to BCCI, the duo will need almost a month to perfectly match fit.
The two are currently undergoing rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. Rohit (hamstring injury) and Ishant (ribcage injury) are currently for their rehab and on Sunday. Shastri on Sunday expressed apprehension on the two players’ participation in the upcoming Test series unless they fly out in the next “three to four days”
They were kept in the Test squad for the series which will be starting December 17 but due to the tough quarantine rules, their presence currently uncertain.
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