Adidas has officially revealed Team India’s jersey for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023, marking a historic event as India hosts the ODI World Cup on its own for the first time. In the past, India co-hosted the World Cup three times, in 1987, 1996, and 2011. The thirteenth edition of the ICC ODI World Cup is set to take place from October 5 to November 19, with matches scheduled across ten venues in India, including Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, Dharamsala, and Lucknow.
Ten teams will compete in this edition, and India is vying for its third ODI World Cup title. India last clinched the World Cup in 2011 and reached the semifinals in the previous two editions under the captaincy of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. The upcoming tournament is highly anticipated, with India considered one of the favorites, led by captain Rohit Sharma.
With just over two weeks left before the ICC World Cup 2023 kicks off, Adidas, Team India’s official kit sponsor, unveiled the new jersey for the Men in Blue. In a video released on September 20 across their social media platforms, Adidas showcased the jersey’s design changes.
The jersey features the iconic three white stripes on the shoulders replaced with vibrant tricolor. Above the BCCI logo, two stars represent India’s victories in the ODI World Cup in 1983 and 2011.
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Adidas has aptly named their World Cup campaign ‘3 Ka Dream,’ signifying India’s dream of winning a third ODI World Cup.
“’3 Ka Dream’ gives words to over a billion Indian fans’ dream to see their team win a third ODI World Cup,” stated Adidas in an official press release. The campaign’s theme song is performed by rapper Raftaar. The campaign video showcases prominent Indian cricket stars, including captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav, along with passionate Indian cricket fans.
India will begin its World Cup campaign on October 8, facing five-time world champions Australia in Chennai. As anticipation builds, fans across India eagerly await the start of the prestigious tournament on home soil.
India’s full schedule for ICC World Cup 2023:
- October 8: India v Australia, Chennai, 2 pm
- October 11: India v Afghanistan, New Delhi, 2 pm
- October 14: India v Pakistan, Ahmedabad, 2 pm
- October 19: India v Bangladesh, Pune, 2 pm
- October 22: India v New Zealand, Dharamsala, 2 pm
- October 29: India v England, Lucknow, 2 pm
- November 2: India v Sri Lanka, Mumbai, 2 pm
- November 5: India v South Africa, Kolkata, 2 pm
- November 11: India v Netherlands, Bengaluru, 2 pm