ICC World Twenty20: Team India's new T20I jersey unveiled ahead of mega tournament

The jersey will feature the signature blue colour as usual with a new collar that has clear Asian influences.

Last Updated: Mar 03, 2016, 15:30 PM IST
ICC World Twenty20: Team India's new T20I jersey unveiled ahead of mega tournament
Courtesy: Twitter (‏@BCCI)

New Delhi: The India men and women's national cricket teams will step onto the field in the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 in a newly designed apparel by their current manufacturer Nike.

The men and women Indian cricketers posed together with the jersey.

The BCCI posted a photo on Twitter.

According to a press release, the jersey will feature the signature blue colour as usual with a new collar that has clear Asian influences. Four-way stretch pants feature articulated patterning on the knee section to withstand aggressive play.

Bold, with a contemporary striped motif, the kits express the excitement and responsibility the players feel when representing their country.

India women's cricket team skipper Mithali Raj said that wearing a national jersey changes the meaning at every stage. "At every stage, the meaning of wearing India jersey changes," explains Mithali Raj.

She went on to add that as a senior player she cannot let the others down as everybody is on the shoulders and that wearing the blue kit makes her believe she will win. “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," she added.

We all hope the new Indian kit brings luck to the side in the coveted World T20 tourney at home.