The ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 is just around the corner, and excitement is building for the tournament to be held in India starting October 8th. On Wednesday, fans got their first look at the bold new jersey design India will wear as they aim to lift the trophy for the third time.
In a video released by the BCCI, India’s kit manufacturer Adidas revealed a jersey with a twist – instead of the traditional three white stripes on the shoulders, this year’s design features three stripes in the colors of the Indian flag: saffron, white and green.
According to sources, this patriotic design is intended to tap into India’s quest to win their third ODI World Cup title. Led by captain Rohit Sharma and superstars like Virat Kohli and Hardik Pandya, India will be one of the pre-tournament favorites on home soil.
Anthem Urges Team to Make Dream a Reality
The anthem accompanying the video, titled “Impossible Nahi Ye Sapna, 3 Ka Dream Hai Apna” urges the team to make the nation’s dream of a third World Cup title a reality after wins in 1983 and 2011. Fans on social media widely approved the new jersey, saying the tricolor stripes took it to another level.
— BCCI (@BCCI) September 20, 2023
India Enter Tournament in Red-Hot Form
India come into the tournament in red-hot form after dominating Asia Cup 2022. Their powerful batting lineup, lethal pace attack led by Mohammad Siraj and well-rounded squad makes them a formidable opponent.
They begin their campaign in Chennai against defending champions Australia in a blockbuster clash. With legends like Kapil Dev believing this current group has the ability to lift the trophy, hopes are high that the iconic new jersey will inspire the men in blue to glory.
Retains Key Elements, Ditches Sponsor Logo
The jersey retains key elements like the BCCI crest on the left chest and sponsor logos, while ditching the kit manufacturer’s logo on the sleeve as per ICC regulations.
India Set for Colorful Tournament on Home Soil
As the World Cup returns to India after 12 years, the country is poised to put on a show for the cricketing world with packed, colorful stadiums and superstar cricketers lighting up the stage.