The Indian cricket team’s official jersey for the upcoming T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman was unveiled by MPL sports on Wednesday. MPL sports, who are the official kit sponsor for the Indian cricket team till December 2023, revealed India’s jersey on their social media platforms.
After the official kit was unveiled on 13th October, the Indian jersey was displayed on one of the most iconic Skyscrapers in the world, Burj Khalifa. Located in Dubai, Burj Khalifa is the tallest free-standing structure and has the highest number of stories in the world.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly said the Indian cricket team enjoys support all around the world, and that there was no better way to celebrate the enthusiasm of their fans
“The Team India World Cup jersey unveil gets bigger and better with a projection on the iconic Burj Khalifa,” BCCI said on Twitter while sharing a video of the historic moment.
The Team India World Cup jersey unveil gets bigger and better with a projection on the iconic Burj Khalifa.
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 14, 2021
Fuelled by the billion blessings, Team India is ready to don the new jersey and bring out their A-game. 🇮🇳
— BCCI (@BCCI) October 13, 2021
Indian team’s revised squad for the tournament
On September 7, the Indian team had announced a provisional squad of 15 with three reserve players. Ahead of the World Cup, India made one change in the squad. Shardul Thakur, who was a part of the traveling reserves, has replaced Axar Patel, who was initially in the 15-member-squad.
This change looks to be a tactical change as Jadeja was always going to be India’s first choice spinning all rounder. On the other hand, there are concerns over Hardik Pandya’s bowling fitness.
Hardik did not bowl a single over in the IPL even though Indian selectors confirmed that he is bowling fit. India selected only three front line pacers in Shami, Bhuvneshwar and Bumrah. Now, Thakur was added in the squad who had an amazing IPL with the ball.
India will kick off their World Cup campaign with a high voltage encounter with arch rivals Pakistan on 24th October. The two teams will be facing each other for the first time in five years in T20Is. India and Pakistan do not play each other apart from the multi-nation competitions like ICC events or the Asia Cup. Hence, this match has gained hype and prominence due to its rarity.
• Indian team’s jersey displayed on iconic Burj Khalifa
• Indian team’s jersey was unveiled on 13th October by MPL sports