Rejoice; it’s a World Cup year! I refer, of course, to the Cricket World Cup — is there any other? — which gets underway February 14 in Australia. India won the whole thing in 2011, and when they begin their defense of that title, facing off with Pakistan February 15 in Adelaide, they’ll take the field in a new uniform.
Just unveiled, the new India Cricket kit features striking pale blue through the classic polo-style shirts, with a distinct tonal pattern throughout the torso, and red-and-white double-stripes trimming the collar and cuffs.
Most impressive though, perhaps, is the unique composition of the shirts. The jersey, which boasts enhanced flexibility and breathability courtesy of four-way stretch fabric and Dri-FIT technology, is crafted entirely from recycled material; 33 recycled plastic bottles yield an entire kit — jersey and pant — to be specific.
The new India Cricket kit gets its on-pitch debut January 18, when India takes on Australia, before hitting the World Cup circuit a month later.