With the 2023 ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup set to get underway at stadiums across India in just under two weeks’ time, two more qualified nations have rolled out new kits for the occasion.
The first comes from Australia, who are currently third in the International Cricket Council’s one-day international (ODI) rankings, behind Pakistan and India. Manufactured by Asics, the kits are mostly yellow, with green trim on the polo collar and the sleeve cuffs. “AUSTRALIA” is spelled out in green across the midsection.
Green panels run under each arm and about halfway down the sides of the jersey. Below them on the sides is First Nations artwork by Kirrae Whurrong artist Aunty Fiona Clarke. Clarke previously collaborated on a national team jersey honoring the First Nations cricket team that toured England in 1868 and played 47 matches there.
The national team crest sits on the left chest, while the ICC World Cup logo appears in green on the right chest. The logo of sponsor HCLTech appears on the left sleeve.
Meanwhile, the team from the Netherlands — currently 14th in the ICC ODI rankings — are making their first World Cup appearance since 2011, and they’ll certainly stand out in their new kits manufactured by Gray-Nicolls, a cricket-centric brand based in the United Kingdom.
Like other Dutch national teams, the cricketers’ duds lean heavily on orange, a color long associated with Dutch royalty. The shirts have a tonal pattern of geometric lines all over, and “NETHERLANDS” spelled out in white across the midsection, though in a smaller font than we’ve seen on other World Cup nations’ kits so far.
Broad blue stripes at the ends of the sleeves contain two orange stripes interrupted by the Dutch flag. These also appear on the cuffs of long-sleeved shirts. The World Cup logo appears in white on the right chest, while the national team crest — which includes a blue lion — sits on the left chest.
The polo collar is orange with a blue inner placket. Red, white and blue stripes run around the inside of the collar, also reflecting the Dutch flag.
The Dutch team will also be sporting reversible bucket hats in India, with one side orange and the other side blue.
Australia opens their World Cup campaign on Sunday, October 8, against hosts India at M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. The Netherlands, meanwhile, kick things off against #1 ranked Pakistan on Friday, October 6, at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.