Adidas, the new kit sponsor for Team India, has unveiled a fresh jersey for the national team. The eagerly awaited launch took place on Saturday, June 3, with prominent players like Rohit Sharma, Harmanpreet Kaur, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, and Renuka Singh Thakur showcasing the new attire. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) shared a video of the players donning the jersey on Twitter, creating a buzz among cricket enthusiasts.
The Indian team, led by Rohit Sharma, is gearing up for the highly anticipated World Test Championship final against Australia, scheduled to commence on June 7 at The Oval in England.
The squad has already arrived in London, and intense practice sessions are currently underway. However, the team is faced with a significant dilemma regarding the number six position in the batting order, with Rishabh Pant currently sidelined due to injury.
— BCCI (@BCCI) June 3, 2023
Several former players, including Ricky Ponting and Mohammad Kaif, have endorsed Ishan Kishan for the role, while Harbhajan Singh and Dinesh Karthik expect KS Bharat to assume wicket-keeping duties in the playing XI. In addition to the batting conundrum, India also needs to finalize their bowling combination.
The team management faces a crucial decision of whether to field both Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin or opt for an extra pace bowler against Australia. Looking beyond the World Test Championship final, India is set to engage in a white-ball series against the West Indies. Furthermore, the team is expected to participate in the Asia Cup before their home turf hosts the highly anticipated ODI World Cup.
Switching gears to women’s cricket, the Indian women’s team has achieved commendable success in recent times. They clinched the last edition of the Asia Cup and reached the semifinals of the Women’s T20 World Cup held in February. The pool of talent in Indian women’s cricket is thriving, with the emerging players leaving their mark on the global stage. A notable triumph came in the form of a victory over England in the inaugural U19 Women’s World Cup held in South Africa, further cementing the country’s prowess in women’s cricket.