The Hush Post| 10:32 pm |one-minute-read|
The Indian cricket team will wear an orange jersey in some of the matches at the cricket World Cup. The fans and the media have been predicting for a while now how the alternate jersey that Virat Kohli and his boys are expected to wear in the World Cup in England and Wales will look like.
The look of the jersey and it’s rear side is orange in colour as compared to the original blue.
A source in the know of things said that it is not exactly an away jersey, as many people are putting it, but an alternate jersey as per the new playing rules of the International Cricket Council.
“There has been a lot of talk and speculation and people have been calling it an away jersey. But it isn’t. It is an alternate jersey that the team will wear when they play England on June 30. As per the new rules, the hosts get to retain their jersey colour when they play an ICC event. Since India also have a blue jersey like England, there is a slight change in colour,” the source explained.
While the tournament has already gotten underway with favourites England winning their first game against South Africa though losing the second one to Pakistan and defending champions Australia thrashing Afghanistan in their opening fixture, India will start their campaign against South Africa in Southampton on Wednesday.
Even before India’s first game, the team management had a scare when skipper Kohli injured his thumb during a training session at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Saturday.
Kohli was seen walking off the ground with his right thumb dipped in ice. Before that, Team India physio Patrick Farhart attended on him and assessed the situation. Now, Kohli, it is believed is fine and rearing to go.