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Team India players will be seen wearing a new jersey when they take the field against England on Sunday. Designed by a popular brand Nike, the jersey has blue and orange color. Several crickets took to social media to unveil the new jersey.
BCCI revealed the jersey at first on Twitter:
ICC too shared a video on the same
later, Mohammad Shami post a back picture of himself with another star Indian player KL Rahul on Instagram
Spinner, Yuzvendra Chahal also took to Instagram to show the front part of the orange jersey.
Speculations of wearing orange jersey came ahead of India’s match against Afghanistan. Both India and Afghanistan have blue jerseys but the latter has more red associated with it. The jersey released will prevent sweat as it designed in such a way that more air can pass through.
Earlier the International Cricket Council (ICC) had asked all other participating teams except hosts England to send two different colored kits. One for home and other for away matches.
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Fans showed mixed reactions on social media once the jersey was unveiled. Some fans compared to the petrol pump employees uniform while some said it is like Fanta– a beverage.
The concept of two jerseys has come from Football. In European football, Teams wear different colored jerseys in home and away fixtures. Earlier in the tournament, Countries like South Africa, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka have also played in different jerseys.
Earlier, Netherlands has used orange color in international cricket. The new jersey has also been questioned by several people, some say it has orange which symbolizes BJP. However, there is more excitement than criticism.
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England will continue to play in light blue color, their normal jersey. India have not lost a single match in the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019. They defeated Windies by 125 runs in last match and will qualify into the semi-finals stage if they beat England on Sunday. England’s journey in the ongoing CWC could end if they lose against India. They have lost their last two matches.
What comes a surprise is that even Pakistan fans could be seen supporting India. If India wins, Pakistan will have more chances of qualifying in the top 4.
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