Team India will reach Australia on November 12, where a three-format series will be played between the two countries. Meanwhile, Cricket Australia has made a big announcement on Wednesday. The Australian Cricket Board has reported that their team will take the field in New Jersey against India. This jersey will be indigenous, belonging to the Australian team that traveled to England in 1868 via the sea.
On Wednesday, Cricket Australia (CA) revealed the design, a collaboration between manufacturer ASICS and two Indigenous women, Aunty Fiona Clarke and Courtney Hagen.
“Clarke is a direct descendent of late cricketer ‘Mosquito’ Couzens (known as Grongarrong), one of the Aboriginal players who toured England in 1868 as part of the first sporting team from Australia to play abroad,” cricket.com.au reported.
The design is an honor for ancestors and past, present and future tribal cricketers. Thus the Australian men’s team will follow their female counterparts, who wore the indigenous shirt for the first time in a match against England earlier this year.
Australia premier fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who displayed the first look of the jersey, said he was excited about sporting the new shirt.
“…it’s really exciting to have the chance as a men’s team to wear our first Indigenous jersey,” he was quoted as saying by the website
India’s tour of Australia will begin in Sydney with three ODIs starting on November 27, followed by three T20 Internationals and four Tests. The T20 series will begin at the Oval from December 4.
Cricket Australia took to Twitter and wrote,”Designed by Kirrae Whurrong woman Aunty Fiona Clarke & Butchulla and Gubbi Gubbi woman Courtney Hagen, the shirt continues the storytelling of the 1868 cricket team! Raising hands “