Adidas has officially unveiled Team India’s jersey for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2023. This tournament holds special significance for India as it marks the first time they will host the ODI World Cup on their own, having previously co-hosted the event three times in 1987, 1996, and 2011.
The competition is scheduled to take place from October 5 to November 19, featuring matches at ten venues across India: Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru, Pune, Hyderabad, Delhi, Dharamsala, and Lucknow. Ten teams will be participating in the thirteenth edition of the ICC ODI World Cup.
India is vying for its third ODI World Cup title, with previous victories in 1983 and 2011. The team is considered one of the favorites for this edition, under the leadership of Captain Rohit Sharma.
Adidas, the official kit sponsor for Team India, released the jersey for the Men in Blue just over two weeks ahead of the tournament. The new jersey features a vibrant tricolor design, replacing the three white stripes on the shoulders. Additionally, two stars have been added above the BCCI logo to represent India’s two ODI World Cup wins in 1983 and 2011.
The campaign for the World Cup has been titled ‘3 Ka Dream,’ which roughly translates to ‘the dream of 3,’ where ‘3’ symbolizes India’s dream of clinching its third ODI World Cup.
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“3 Ka Dream” embodies the aspirations of over a billion Indian fans to witness their team secure a third ODI World Cup title,” stated Adidas in an official press release. The campaign’s anthem has been performed by rapper Raftaar and features prominent Indian cricket stars such as Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya, Shubman Gill, Ravindra Jadeja, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Siraj, and Kuldeep Yadav, along with passionate cricket fans.
India will kick off its World Cup campaign on October 8th by facing the five-time world champions, Australia, in Chennai.
India’s Full Schedule for ICC World Cup 2023:
– October 8: India vs. Australia, Chennai, 2 PM
– October 11: India vs. Afghanistan, New Delhi, 2 pm
– October 14: India vs. Pakistan, Ahmedabad, 2 pm
– October 19: India vs. Bangladesh, Pune, 2 pm
– October 22: India vs. New Zealand, Dharamsala, 2 pm
– October 29: India vs. England, Lucknow, 2 pm
– November 2: India vs. Sri Lanka, Mumbai, 2 pm
– November 5: India vs. South Africa, Kolkata, 2 pm
– November 11: India vs. Netherlands, Bengaluru, 2 pm