Australia unveil World Cup uniform
Aussies bring back the gold for 2015 tournament
6 November 2014, 08:10 AM AEST
Cricket Australia and ASICS have today unveiled the playing shirt to be worn by the Australia at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand.
Drawing upon Australia's proud history in limited overs cricket, the Australian squad will revert to a predominantly gold playing kit for its home campaign having worn a mostly dark green uniform for home One-Day Internationals since the 2006-07 season.
The move to the gold uniform, which was worn by Australia's successful 1999, 2003 and 2007 World Cup teams, is complemented by a design featuring the five stars of the Southern Cross and modern touches including a lightweight fabric for comfort in hot summer conditions.
Australian captain Michael Clarke said he welcomed the return to the all-gold uniform.
"The World Cup is the pinnacle of the one-day game, so to unveil our uniform today ahead of such a big tournament is special moment," Clarke said.
Skipper Michael Clarke wearing Australia's 2015 World Cup uniform
"I think it looks great. We're back in Australian gold, which we hope will bring us luck like past World Cup winning teams.
"It will be a big build-up to the tournament and no doubt there will be with plenty of players around the country trying their hardest to earn one of these uniforms."
Adam Gilchrist at the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies
Shane Warne at the 1999 World Cup in the UK
David Boon at the 1992 World Cup in Australia and New Zealand
To give Australian cricket fans the opportunity to support their team, ASICS has today released replica Cricket World Cup shirts for fans. This shirt is a replica of what the Australian team will wear and has been designed and developed with the players.
ASICS is the Official Performance Apparel sponsor of Cricket Australia. The new Australian Cricket World Cup shirt is available at all major sports stores, at all Australian matches throughout the summer and from asics.com.au. The shirt is priced at RRP$119.95 for the men’s replica and RRP$99.95 for women’s and youths replica shirts. For more information about the kit or stockists visit http://www.asics.com.au/ and to find out more about the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015 visit www.cricketworldcup.com.