On June 30, Team India will face the hosts England for their ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 match at Edgbaston, Birmingham. The Men in Blue will sport a different coloured outfit for the game against England. Team India will don an orange jersey against England on June 30.
England are also sporting a blue jersey and as they are the hosts of the ICC World Cup 2019, they have the right to retain their kits. Speculation were rife ever about the home-away jersey format at the quadrennial event ever since the ICC came up with a statement, saying it allowed teams to provide two different coloured kits.
According to India Today, Virat Kohli and co will be wearing the orange coloured jerseys against England. The splattering of blue is expected to be the colour of the collar of the said new jersey.
In a release, ICC had said, “For televised ICC events all participating teams will be required to provide for two different coloured kits, except for the host country who has a preference in the choice of colour and may, if it chooses to do so, provide only one coloured kit to be worn in all matches throughout the event. In advance of the event the teams will be notified which coloured kit will be worn in each match.”
Notably, during the match between Bangladesh and South Africa, the Proteas changed the colour of their shirts from green to yellow for their second World Cup 2019 match. Bangladesh, who wore green kits on June 2, had also unveiled an away kit with a dominant red colour.
So far, India have won 3 out of their 4 games- against South Africa, Australia and Pakistan while the match against New Zealand was washed out due to rain. Before taking on England, India will play Afghanistan on June 22 and West Indies on June 27.
Afghanistan likely to wear alternate jersey on Saturday against India:
— Afghanistan Cricket Board (@ACBofficials) May 8, 2019
Afghanistan might have to change their kits on Saturday as both India and Afghanistan don blue jerseys. Afghanistan had already donned their away jersey which has red dominating the splattering of blue on their shirts, in their match against England. According to ICC schedule of World Cup 2019, the upcoming match in Southampton will be treated as a home game for India.