The T20 World Cup, which will begin on October 16 in Australia, has seen the release of the Australian men’s cricket team’s playing jersey. Cricket Australia on Wednesday posted a picture of the team’s uniform on their Twitter account.
The outfit was developed by Aunty Fiona Clarke and Courtney Hagen in collaboration with Asics; the two had previously worked together on other Indigenous Australian clothing designs. At a World Cup match, the hosts will sport an indigenous-inspired jersey for the first time.
An Australian cricket team will participate in a significant event for the first time ever wearing a playing uniform honouring the First Nations. The shirt is surrounded by artwork and has a green and gold gradient on the trunk and black sleeves.
The brims of the black cap and black pants will feature the colours of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags, and the sleeves of the long-sleeved shirt will have artwork in gold and green.
The striking new T20 World Cup costume is the result of Australia’s 2021 victory in Dubai, where they won the title while wearing two different uniforms. This was the first time an Australian team was required to create a “alternate.” From October 16 to November 13, 2022, Australia will host the ICC T20 World Cup.