The Indian team led by captain MS Dhoni along with kit sponsor Nike unveiled a new jersey ahead of the tri-series and World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday.
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India would be playing in an ODI-triangular series involving Australia and England starting Friday ahead of the World Cup. India would be opening their campaign at the World Cup on February 15 against Pakistan in a high-voltage match.
Indian team’s kit sponsor Nike took inputs from all the players and tried to make a comfortable outfit. Dhoni at the launch, who also had a role in the design revealed that the front part of the dress has strands inspired by the Ashok Chakra in the national flag.
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“The new Team India uniform is light, comfortable and packed with innovation to help minimize distractions on the field of play and that’s critical when millimeters make a difference between a game winning innings or wicket,” said Dhoni. The Indian captain also added, “2015 is a massive year for Team India as the best teams in the world compete for cricket’s greatest prize.”
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India in a new shade of blue will launch their World Cup campaign starting February 14-March 29, co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand.