Aussies to wear new ODI kit from next year

Published: Tuesday, July 4, 2006, 23:53 [IST]
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Sydney:Inspired by the most revered item in Australian cricket -- the Baggy Green -- the World Champions will take to field in an all new ODI kit next year.

Cricket Australia (CA) and Adidas Australia provided a brief glimpse of the new uniform that the team will wear this summer.

The kit was designed after getting inputs from the members of the Australian Cricket Team, including captain Ricky Ponting.

''All player names, numbers and other design elements will be printed in metallic gold to create a true green and gold uniform,'' Adidas Australia Marketing Director Tim Jackson said in a release here.

Ponting said he was extremely enthusiastic about the new uniform.

''The baggy green is my most prized cricketing possession, as I know it is for all of the boys, and I am thrilled at the prospect of wearing a uniform that reflects the tradition of Australian cricket,'' he said.

The full uniform will be officially unveiled in September and the Australians will wear the new uniform for the first time in their first ODI series match of the summer against England at the MCG on January 12.

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