New Delhi. For the first time, the Australian cricket team has prepared two different jerseys for an ICC event. Cricket Australia has unveiled an alternate jersey for the T20 World Cup 2021. The team’s main black, gold and green kit is a copy of the jersey that the Australia women’s team wore during the Women’s T20 World Cup in 2020. The team will wear the alternate jersey in their opening match against South Africa in Abu Dhabi on 23 October.
According to the report of cricket.com.au, Australia’s jersey is similar to some of the associate countries. This is the reason why the ICC has asked the team to give an alternate kit. According to the report, “The ICC examined the kit closely and found that it is very similar to the jersey of some other countries. Especially the allies, who do not have the resources to make two kits. In this case, there can be conflict. This is the reason why Cricket Australia has revamped the kit to be worn in the 2019 ODI World Cup in England.
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The report further said, “Australia have been instructed by the ICC to wear their yellow kit against South Africa, who will face the first match of the Super 12 on Saturday. Along with this, the Australian team will have to change kit bags while facing Scotland, Namibia and Papua New Guinea.
Let us tell you that Australia wore their optional kit during their practice match against New Zealand. Australia won this match by three wickets. Australia had achieved the target of 159 runs with one ball remaining. If these two teams face again in the tournament, then Australia will wear a black main kit.
Australia squad for T20 World Cup 2021:
Aaron Finch (c), Ashton Agar, Pat Cummins (vc), Josh Hazlewood, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
Traveling Reserve Players: Dan Christian, Nathan Ellis, Daniel Sems.
Australia’s full schedule for T20 World Cup 2021:
23 October – Australia v South Africa – Abu Dhabi
28 October – Australia v Qualifier 1- Dubai
30 October – Australia v England – Dubai
04 November – Australia vs Qualifier 2- Dubai
06 November – Australia v West Indies – Abu Dhabi