The Indian cricket team unveiled their new kit for the upcoming One Day International (ODI) World Cup 2023. The tournament is scheduled to commence next month in India, with the host nation aiming for their third World Cup victory.
The new jersey was revealed on September 20, 2023, carrying symbolism. Adidas, the apparel sponsor for Team India, has tastefully incorporated elements of the Indian tricolor into their signature white shoulder stripes as a tribute to the host nation. This move has been widely appreciated by fans and critics alike.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) logo on the jersey now features two stars on the left side of the chest. These stars symbolize India’s previous World Cup victories in 1983 and 2011, a reminder of the team’s glorious past and a beacon of hope for the upcoming tournament.
The unveiling of the new kit was accompanied by a musical treat – a song titled ‘3 Ka Dream,’ performed by renowned singer Raftaar. The anthem encapsulates the collective hopes of the nation as India aims for their third ODI World Cup victory.
The Men in Blue will kick off their campaign against five-time champions, Australia, on October 8 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Following this, they will face arch-rivals Pakistan in a highly anticipated clash on October 14 at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
The unveiling of the new kit comes from India’s recent triumph in the ODI Asia Cup 2023, where they defeated Sri Lanka with ten wickets in Colombo. This victory has further boosted the morale of the team and its supporters ahead of the World Cup.
As the countdown to the World Cup 2023 begins, the new jersey and the accompanying anthem have set the stage for what promises to be an exciting tournament.