Australia Back To The Future With Retro One-Day Cricket Uniform
It's back to the fluoro yellow and lime green for the Aussies, as our cricketers look to the glory days of the sport in their clash against India.
The Australian cricket team will don a retro yellow and green uniform for the one-day series against India, unveiling a kit for the three-match series that harks back to the Allan Border era.
Our cricketers will look to get one back on the Indians, who clinched the Test series last week, as the limited overs contests kick off this weekend. Their uniform is in homage to the one that Border's team wore against India in a 1986 series, with a bright yellow base and lurid green stripe across the chest.
Bowler Peter Siddle said the kit was "awesome."
"We found out the other day we were going to be in it, so the boys were a bit excited to get their pack and open up and check it out," he said.
Siddle, who is to play his first one-day game for Australia since 2010, joked that the Aussies might take the retro theme even further.
"I'll have to ask Zamps [bowler Adam Zampa] to borrow one of his and go with the DK [Dennis Lillee] headband," he said.
Siddle is clearly having fun with his return to international cricket, joking around in the official team photo by resting his hand on a team-mate's knee.
The bowler has been in good form in the domestic Twenty20 Big Bash League and the recent JLT Cup one-day competition, earning him a recall to international play.
Elsewhere, in the Big Bash, the news wasn't so good for Brisbane Heat star Ben Cutting. Playing against the Melbourne Renegades on Thursday night, Cutting looked to catch a high ball whacked by Marcus Harris -- but a misjudgement saw the ball drop through his hands and smash into his face.
Cutting was left with a bloodied nose, immediately going down on all-fours as team-mates rushed to his aid. He tried to claim the catch, but it was not approved by the umpires.
He left the field and received five stitches from his collision with the six-stitcher.
It wasn't a great night for the Heat, as they ended up going down by eight wickets.