India vs Australia: Shikhar Dhawan flaunts Team India’s new jersey ahead of ODIs

A long-awaited refresh in the looks of the Indian Cricket Team’s kit is finally happening. Without any official word from the apex governing body, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), India’s star opening batsman Shikhar Dhawan has lifted the curtains on the new-look outfit ahead of India’s scheduled ODI fixtures.

Dhawan shared a mugshot on his Twitter and Instagram accounts where he could be seen draped in the new colours of Team India. He captioned the picture saying, “New jersey, renewed motivation. Ready to go.”

Here’s the picture:

Following his update, social media kept flooding about the new look Team India jersey, because it has a resemblance to an old Indian kit. A darker shade of blue with coloured stripes gliding down the shoulders. It comes as a much reinvigorating look post India’s light blue outfits for a prolonged time. The kit resembles India’s 1992 World Cup kit.

Ahead of the series, the Aussies unveiled their new kit as well. The hosts will sport specially-designed Indigenous shirts in the upcoming T20I series, a move aimed at recognizing and encouraging the Indigenous Australians’ role in the sport.

Shikhar Dhawan and Team India will mark their first international games when they take on Australia in the first ODI of a long-haul tour. While Shikhar has been out of sight since his last appearance for the men in blue in January, Virat Kohli and Co will be playing their first international game post COVID-19 outbreak.

India will be poised to extend their victory post their triumph against the Aussies earlier this year when the latter visited the sub-continent. Virat Kohli’s men will kick off their campaign on Friday with the 1st ODI in Sydney. The 2nd and the 3rd ODIs will take place in Sydney and Canberra respectively.

The ODIs will be followed by 3 T20Is and finally four Test matches.