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Australia release Cricket World Cup 2019 uniform, throwing it back to World Series Cricket

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9th April, 2019
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While we wait for Cricket Australia to name their squad for the World Cup in the coming weeks, one more piece of the puzzle has been revealed, with the jersey being announced on Tuesday afternoon.

In what appears to be an attempted throwback to the days of World Series Cricket, Australia have gone with the mostly yellow colour scheme, complete with green on the sides, sleeves, collar and v-neck part of the shirt.

Now, we aren’t going to lie. They look to have missed the mark just a little bit with no buttons in what would be a complete throwback to the late 70s and early 80s, but hey, kudos for trying to pay respects to the past.

For fans of Australian cricket, it will seem like the uniform was worn only a little while ago, and that’s because it almost was.

Australia used a retro jersey against India at home last summer, and this is eerily similar to that outfit, although it had a green stripe across the chest, rather than green sleeves.

» Cricket World Cup fixtures

So popular was the decision to use an older kit, Cricket Australia started an online voting competition to decide the uniform which will be worn next summer, with the 1999 World Cup uniform winning out.

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Australia will head into the 2019 World Cup on the back of eight straight ODI wins as they look to defend the crown won on home soil in 2015, having recovered from 2-0 down to beat India 3-2, before breezing past Pakistan 5-0 in the United Arab Emirates.

The squad for the tournament must be named by April 23.