ASICS, Cricket Australia’s apparel manufacturer unveiled Australia’s World Cup uniform on Tuesday. The uniform is predominantly yellow, with a lime-green collar, while a thin green stripe runs down the sides of the pants.
The kit color scheme is similar to the retro uniforms worn by Australia in this year’s ODI series against India which was played in Australia.
The team, will yet again wear the retro uniforms after a fan-voted competition led to the 1999 World Cup kit being selected ahead of seven other uniforms.
Australia are the defending champions of the World Cup, as they won the tournament in 2015. It was their fifth title win (1987,1999,2003,2007 and 2015).
The team will go into the World Cup on the back of series victories against India and Pakistan. Australia defeated India 3-2 in India and they clean swept the series against Pakistan (5-0).
Australia takes on England and Sri Lanka in the warm-up fixtures before the World Cup on May 25 and 27.
Australia will play against Afghanistan in their opening fixture of the World Cup on June 1.
Australia's premier cricketer Glenn Maxwell wore this jersey to unveil his team's new uniform as they will be looking to retain their title in the United Kingdom and win a record sixth World Cup. Glenn Maxwell was a part of the squad that emerged triumphant in the 2015 edition which was held in Australia and New Zealand. Apart from being a part of the winning team, Maxwell also gave some good individual performances. He scored the the second fastest World Cup century riding on his brilliant 52-ball 102 against Sri Lanka.
The 12th edition of the World Cup begins on May 30 with hosts England locking horns against South Africa at the Oval.