In unique poll, cricket fans to pick Australia’s 2019 World Cup kit

Cricket Australia (CA) has decided to let fans of Australian cricket decide the nature of the defending champions’ uniform for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.

In a new poll, CA has asked Australians their preference from eight past one-day kits ranging from the early 1980s to early 2002s, with the most voted option becoming the Australian team‘s kit this summer. (READ: Australia’s major sports pledge to close gender-pay gap)

Last month, Aaron Finch’s team wore retro uniforms from the 1985-86 Benson & Hedges World Series Cup when it faced India at home for three ODIs. The move was a nod to the green and gold colours that Allan Border’s side wore back then, and the response from the fans has led CA to expand the base for selection to seven additional one-day outfits: the 1981-84 World Series Cricket, 1986-87 Perth Challenge, 1988-92 Baseball Style, 1992 World Cup, 1992-94 Lightning Bolts, 1996 World Cup, 1999 World Cup and 1999-2001 Blue Stripe.

The poll, which will run over the next week, will determine what Australia wear at the World Cup in England.

Each day, said CA, two famous kits will be presented to fans in their original form with votes to be counted across the cricket.com.au website, CA Live app and social media platforms.

Australia have 10 ODIs left before their defence of the World Cup: five in India and five against Pakistan in the UAE.