Cricket World Cup 2019: India to debut new away kit against England

Nike, the official apparel sponsor of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), today announced that the Indian team will debut its first ever ‘Away Kit’ in Birmingham on 30th June 2019 for their match against England.

Nike claims that similar to the recently launched ODI Kit the away kit is designed to enhance dynamic movements and modern requirement of the sport and the athletes. While the new engineered mesh and strategically placed sweat zones help enhanced breathability for the team on the field, new placket construction, the flex crest, garment cut angles and slash taping all add to making the new jersey lighter, more breathable and helps the athletes be agile on the field.

The new total orange and blue colored Away Kits also moves away from a traditional silhouette to using new innovative cut lines alongside dynamic material combinations to emphasize a Multi-dimensional Slash Design and Movement approach.

The ICC had introduced the concept of away kits, akin to football, so as there isn’t any similarities in jersey colours between opposition teams. England and India have a similar shades of blue jerseys and with England being the home team, India will have to wear the alternate kit on 30th June.

Sri Lanka and South Africa also sported away jersey with predominantly yellow colour in their conventional dark blue (SL) and dark green (SA) jersey.

Similar Afghanistan, who also wear blue jersey had sported predominantly red-coloured jersey on couple of occasions.