Nike, an American MNC, on Friday, launched team India’s jersey for the 2019 World Cup. The Men in Blue will be seen donning the new blue jersey for cricket’s showpiece event in the UK, which will begin on May 30th. Meanwhile, Nike had launched the jersey in Hyderabad – the venue for the first ODI between India and Australia.
And here’s the new Team India ODI jersey… 🇮🇳🏏💙 pic.twitter.com/mp7Lw75W1H
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) March 1, 2019
Results speak for India in their lead up to Showpiece event
Team India’s preparation for the mega event in the UK began a year back. It was when India toured South Africa in 2017/18; the results started to fall in place in the 50-over format. At their home, India won the ODIs 5-1. Later, in England, the Men in Blue suffered a 2-1 defeat at the hands of ranked no. 1 team in the One-Dayers. However, they turned the tables around quickly – first, winning the Asia Cup 2018 in the UAE before thumping the Windies in the limited-overs series.
It didn’t end there, as the Men in Blue then clinched a bilateral ODI series in Australia for the first time. After attaining a 2-1 result at their backyard, Virat Kohli-led side ended the tour Down Under by beating New Zealand 4-1 in the ODIs too. Though they have suffered T20I series losses at the hands of NZ and Australia at home; the Indian team is upbeat about doing wonders in their last international assignment in their lead up to the 2019 World Cup – ODI series at home against the Oz.
India to begin the WC campaign against South Africa
The thirteenth edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup will start on May 30th in England and Wales. The India National Cricket Team, who are the two-time champions (1983, 2011) will play South Africa on June 5th, Southampton in their first game. As all the teams will play each other once before the semifinalists are confirmed; the India-Pakistan match on June 16th in Manchester will be the one to look out for.