Men in Blue to wear orange jerseys against England on June 30

All teams in the Cricket World Cup, except for the hosts country, are required to provide two different coloured kits

Men in Blue to wear orange jerseys against England on June 30

NH Sports Bureau

The Indian Cricket Team is likely to wear orange jerseys for their World Cup 2019 match against hots team England on June 30. India, who are sporting a blue kit for the World Cup, is likely turn out in a different jersey for the game against England.

Being the hosts of the World Cup 2019, England have the right to retain their kits. Speculation has been rife about the home-away jersey format at the quadrennial event ever since the ICC came up with a statement, saying it allowed teams to provide two different coloured kits.

According to a report in India Today, Virat Kohli's men will be wearing the orange coloured jerseys against England. The splattering of blue is expected to be the colour of the collar of the said new jersey.

"For televised ICC events all participating teams will be required to provide for two different coloured kits, except for the host country who has a preference in the choice of colour and may, if it chooses to do so, provide only one coloured kit to be worn in all matches throughout the event. In advance of the event the teams will be notified which coloured kit will be worn in each match," the ICC had said in a release.

South Africa changed the colour of their shirts from green to yellow for their second World Cup 2019 match against Bangladesh who also wear green kits on June 2. Bangladesh had also unveiled an away kit with a dominant red colour.

Before taking on England, India will play Afghanistan (June 22) and West Indies (June 27).

Afghanistan is likely to wear the alternate jersey on Saturday. Afghanistan might have to change their kits on Saturday as both India and Afghanistan don blue jerseys. According to ICC schedule of World Cup 2019, the upcoming match in Southampton will be treated as a home game for India.

Afghanistan had already announced their away kit which has red dominating the splattering of blue on their shirts.

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Published: 21 Jun 2019, 11:22 AM