Mumbai: Team India is set to sport an orange jersey for their upcoming World Cup game against England on June 30. England, the hosts and favourites to win the mega-event are also sporting a blue jersey and they have the right to retain their kits.
According to India Today's reports, Virat Kohli and Co. will be wearing an alternate jersey against India.
The need for an alternative jersey arose after International Cricket Council (ICC) issued a guideline before the start of the Word Cup, requiring teams to have two different uniforms for all its televised tournaments except hosts England.
"For televised ICC events all participating teams will be required to provide for two different coloured kits, except for the host country who has a preference in the choice of colour and may, if it chooses to do so, provide only one coloured kit to be worn in all matches throughout the event. In advance of the event the teams will be notified which coloured kit will be worn in each match," the ICC had said in a release.
South Africa had also donned an alternate jersey for their game against Bangladesh on June 2 in the ongoing World Cup. The Proteas were sporting yellow coloured jersey during the clash as Bangladesh also green kits which are similar to their jersey colour.
India are unbeaten at the World Cup 2019, securing seven points from four games. Before taking on the English side, the Men in Blue will lock horns with Afghanistan (June 22) and West Indies(June 27).
Afghanistan is also expected to change their jersey colour for their clash against India as both nations sport a blue jersey. According to World Cup 2019 schedule, India's clash against Afghanistan will be treated as a home game for the Men in Blue.
Afghanistan have already announced their away kit on Twitter, which incorporates the colour red into their jersey.