Ahead of the 2019 World cup Board of Control for Cricket in India unveiled New Jerseys for Indian Cricket teams at an event in Hyderabad.
Nike India’s Official sponsor said that the new design is a tribute to the World Cup champions of 1983 and 2011 of 50 over format and 2007 T20 world cup winners.
BCCI tweeted that, “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.”
Presenting #TeamIndia's new jersey— BCCI (@BCCI) March 2, 2019
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
Nike in a statement said, “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.”
Indian Skipper Virat Kohli said, “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.”
Indian women’s T20I captain Harmanpreet Kaur said “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 helps the team be quicker on the field.”
The New Team India jerseys will be available at select Nike retail across India.