Melbourne: Cricket Australia unveiled the indigenous-themed team kits for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. The World Cup takes place at their home ground in Melbourne.
The sleeves hinge in black, the overall vibe domineered by a green and gold gradient. Walkabout Wickets, a painting by Fiona Clarke augments the bottom part of the kits. In the long-sleeve version, the details will extend to the sleeves as well. The cap worn by Finch’s men will carry the colors of both the Aboriginal and Torres Islanders’ flags.
Australia in recent times has begun to recognize the indigenous part of the country. Aunty Fiona Clarke and Courtney Hagen designed the indigenous-themed team kits for the world cup. Clarke is the great-granddaughter of James Couzens who was an integral part of the Aboriginal XI. The team played a landmark match in 1866 at the MCG and toured England two years later.
“The overall design is to with the process of connecting with yourself as an individual, as a team, in the community and whatever is surrounded by you…with the river, the land and with whatever you see” Clarke added on what the kit represents
Australia pools with 2010 champions England, 2021 runners-up New Zealand, Afghanistan, A1, and B2. The first fixture for the Baggy Greens is against New Zealand on 6th October at 6 pm AEDT. They will be looking forward to defending their title and winning their hosting edition.
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