Known for strongly emphasizing ‘cricket for all’, Cricket Australia recently launched fresh indigenous ODI kits for men’s and women’s cricket teams. The ‘Cricket for all’ policy aims to recognize and strengthen the involvement of indigenous Australians in cricket. Having said that, the kit design is a collaboration between Asics (the brand manufacturer) and 2 indigenous women Aunty Fiona Clarke and Courtney Hagen. The two have been active in promoting the game of cricket in the indigenous community.
The new design, which is similar to the previous indigenous kit, will be donned by the men’s and women’s teams in home One Day Internationals. Notably, the new design is also available for purchase as an authentic replica.
Australian men’s team to sport the new indigenous kit in Pakistan tour
Notably, the Aaron Finch-led side will be donning the indigenous jerseys in the ODI matches of the Pakistan Tour in March and April on Australia’s first visit to Pakistan in 24 years. This will also be the first occasion that the Aussies will be wearing their indigenous kit on an overseas tour.
Meanwhile, the Australian women's team are set to host England in February 2022, where the Meg Lanning-led side would be seen sporting the jersey against the English Women. It’s expected that this kit might return in the future ODI series of the 2022-2023 summer.
The Australian men’s team is currently in great form having won their maiden T20 World Cup earlier this month and will aim to keep this form across all formats, as they are set to host arch-rivals England for The Ashes in December. On the other hand, the women’s side too stands as the defending champions of the Women’s T20 World Cup and shall strive to make the most of their upcoming ICC tournaments.