The Australian cricket team have decided to rewind the clock to the golden generation of the 1980s and will wear a customized retro kit for the three-match ODI series against India.
The kit wore by the Australian cricket team will be very similar to the one worn by Allan Border’s side in 1986 during their corresponding ODI series against the Men in Blue.
The kit will be bright gold in colour with a strip of the traditional Australian green on it. It differs greatly from the current jersey worn by the Australian team which has the presence of much darker shades.
Here is the kit which was donned by the great Australian team in 1986:
The whole Australian squad participated in a photoshoot to show off the retro kit which they will be wearing for a limited duration of time and only for the series against India.
Australian quick Peter Siddle was very excited by the prospect of Australia wearing their traditional kit again. Speaking to cricket.com.au, he said, “It’s pretty awesome actually. We found out the other day we were going to be in it, so the boys were a bit excited to get their pack and open up and check it out. Everyone is very impressed.”
Here is how the Australian cricket team flaunted their new kits at the historic Sydney Cricket Ground:
The first ODI of the short 3-match ODI series between the two teams will get underway in Sydney on the 12th of January. The next two ODIs of the series will be held in Adelaide and Melbourne respectively on the 15th and 18th January. The series will be crucial for both teams as they ramp up their preparations for the upcoming ICC World Cup scheduled to be held in England in 2019.