BCCI, Nike to unveil new India jersey on March 1

MUMBAI: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) will unveil the new jersey for the national cricket team on March 1 in Hyderabad, a day before India takes on Australia in the first ODI at Hyderabad's Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium.

Team India along with Indian cricket team’s official apparel partner, Nike will be launching the new jersey a day prior to the first ODI of five-match series against Australia, providing the fans with an opportunity to watch their favourite players donning the new jersey in the game.

“Since this is a World Cup year… Team India’s new Nike ODI jersey to be launched in Hyderabad on March 1. #IndvAus #IndvsAus #CWC19,” sports journalist Chetan Narula tweeted.

The BCCI has followed a long-established tradition of releasing a new jersey precisely one month before the beginning of the mega event in the World Cup year. In 2015, the Indian team got the new jersey before the tri-lateral series with England and Australia.

The cricket World Cup 2019 begins from May 30 and will be played in England and Wales. India has won the title twice – in 1983 under Kapil Dev’s captaincy and 2011 under MS Dhoni – and will be eyeing for their third title in England.