The upcoming ODI World Cup has become a topic of conversation among cricket enthusiasts as images of India’s new jersey with two stars above the BCCI logo have surfaced online. This design has sparked speculation about the significance of the T20 World Cup trophy and its impact on the ODI format.
With less than three weeks remaining until India’s World Cup campaign begins at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai, where they will face Australia on October 8th, the leaked images of India’s ODI World Cup jersey have created a buzz on social media. The key difference between this jersey and the one worn during the ongoing Asia Cup lies in the number of stars on the BCCI emblem.
The Asia Cup jersey proudly features three stars, representing India’s three World Cup victories: two in the ODI format in 1983 and 2011, and one in the T20 format in 2007. In contrast, the ODI World Cup jersey only has two stars, signifying India’s two ODI World Cup triumphs.
The jersey’s design is the creation of Aaquib Wani, a talented designer based in Delhi. Aaquib has gained experience by collaborating with various brands, including Adidas, the official kit sponsor for the Indian cricket team.
Here’s what team India is going to be sporting in the upcoming ODI World Cup!
Eagle-eyed fans will notice a subtle change 💗 pic.twitter.com/BFznOQqlCj
— Vijay Lokapally 🇮🇳 (@vijaylokapally) September 15, 2023
Adidas secured a significant deal with the Indian cricket team, amounting to a whopping 350 crore rupees for a five-year duration, which began in June and will run until the end of March 2028. As part of this agreement, Adidas is obliged to pay 65 lakh rupees for each match the Indian team plays. The total annual expenditure under this arrangement is estimated to be approximately 70 crore rupees when considering royalties from merchandise sales.
This change in jersey design has sparked discussions about the significance of the T20 World Cup victory and its representation on the national team’s attire. Fans and experts alike are curious to see how this alteration will be received and whether it impacts the team’s performance in the upcoming ODI World Cup.