BCCI unveils Team India’s new T20I ahead of ICC World T20
Photo courtesy: BCCI Twitter

The Indian men and women’s team will be wearing the new Nike kits when they step onto the field for ICC World T20 2016. A team’s kit plays a very important role in today’s sports and apparel sponsor Nike has once again come up with an innovation.

Among the changes, there is a new collar and four-way stretch pants that have articulated patterning on knee section.

Members from both sides posed for a photograph that was shared by BCCI’s official Twitter account. On this occasion, India women’s team captain Mithali Raj said, “At every stage, the meaning of wearing India jersey changes. When you are the senior player, you have everyone on your shoulders and you cannot let them down. When you are a debutant, you are playing for yourself and all those people who have made you a player. It is different. But when I don the signature blue kit, I carry it proudly, believing I will win.”

Meanwhile, Ajinkya Rahane, a key member of the men’s side, said, “Wearing the kit, going out there and playing for my country. It is an overwhelming feeling, which is almost impossible to express in words. But whenever I wear the kit, I believe I’m a hero.”

Nike will make the official kits available for purchase from March 6 onwards.