IND vs AUS 2020-21: Australian Cricket unveiled a newly designed Indigenous jersey for India T20I's on Wednesday. It's a collaboration between the manufacturer company ASICS and two native women, Aunty Fiona Clarke and Courtney Hagen. The Australian cricket team is set to wear specially-designed Indigenous jerseys in the upcoming T20I series against India, a move aimed at recognising and encouraging the Indigenous Australians’ role in the sport. The design is an ode to the progenitor and past, present and future indigenous cricketers.
Meanwhile, India’s tour of Australia will begin with three ODIs starting November 27 in Sydney, followed by three T20I and four Tests. The T20I series will begin at Manuka Oval on December 4. After that, the Test series will begin from December 17 and continue till January 19. It is expected that the first Test in Adelaide will be a pink-ball match.
“Clarke is a direct ancestor of late cricketer ‘Mosquito’ Couzens (known as Grongarrong), one of the Aboriginal players who toured England in 1868 as part of the first sporting team from Australia to play abroad,” cricket.co.au reported.
Take a look at the newly-designed Shirts for upcoming T20I series:
The Australian men's team will celebrate our First Nations people this summer by wearing this incredible Indigenous playing shirt for the entirety of the #AUSvIND Dettol T20 series! 🖤💛❤️ pic.twitter.com/GmD36G8XoC— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) November 11, 2020
The Australian men’s team, thus, will be following their women counterparts as well, who first wore an Indigenous shirt of their own in a match against England earlier this year. Australia premier fast bowler Mitchell Starc, who displayed the first look of the jersey, said he was excited about sporting the new jersey.
“...it’s really exciting to have the chance as a men’s team to wear our first Indigenous jersey,” Starc was quoted as saying by the website.
India will tour Australia in late November and play three ODIs, three T20Is and four Tests. The ODIs will begin from November 27 and continue till December 1. The T20Is will be played from December 4 to December 8. The Test series will begin from December 17 and continue till January 19. It is expected that the first Test in Adelaide will be a pink-ball match.
As Australian Cricket Selection Panel has already announced its ODI's and T20I's squads for the upcoming home series against India with some newly inclusion in its squad.
Aaron Finch (C), Sean Abbott, Ashton Agar, Alex Carey, Pat Cummins (VC), Cameron Green, Josh Hazlewood, Moises Henriques, Marnus Labuschagne, Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Steven Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, David Warner, Adam Zampa