India to wear special retro jersey in WTC final against New Zealand, Ravindra Jadeja tweets photo
Ravindra Jadeja took to Twitter to share the sweater of India’s retro Test uniform, specially designed for the WTC final against New Zealand, which will begin on June 18 in Southampton.
All-rounder Ravindra Jadeja on Saturday revealed India’s retro kit for the World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand, which will begin from June 18 in Southampton, England.
Jadeja took to Twitter to share the sweater of India’s retro Test uniform specially designed for the WTC final. The sweater has a blue V-neck border, which used to be a regular feature in Test cricket of till the 90s.
“Rewind to 90’s #lovingit #india ,” Jadeja captioned the photo.
This is India’s second set of retro jersey and the first one for Test cricket. Earlier, Team India donned the 1992 World Cup jersey in limited-overs fixtures in Australia and in the home series against England.
Jadeja and the rest of the Indian squad members are currently in Mumbai in a mandatory quarantine before departing for the UK.
Jadeja will play his first match for India after suffering an injury during the third Test against Australia. He had made a successful comeback for CSK in IPL 2021 and will be raring to go in the WTC final followed by the five-test series against England.
According to the playing conditions unveiled by the global body, "a draw or a tie will see both teams crowned as joint winners..." The ICC has also allocated a Reserve Day to make up for any lost time during the regular days of the Final, scheduled to be played from 18 to 22 June, with 23 June set aside as the Reserve Day.
"Both of these decisions were made in June 2018, prior to the commencement of the ICC World Test Championship." The Reserve Day has been scheduled to ensure five full days of play, and it will only be used if lost playing time cannot be recovered through the normal provisions for each day.
"There will be no additional day's play if a positive result is not achieved after five full days of play and the match will be declared a draw in such a scenario," the ICC stated.
In the event of time being lost during the match, the ICC match referee will regularly update the teams and media about the way in which the Reserve Day may be used.
The final decision on whether the Reserve Day needs to be used will be announced at the scheduled start of the last hour on the fifth day.
While India play at home with SG Test and New Zealand use Kookaburra at home, the final will be played with Grade 1 Dukes balls.
(With PTI inputs)