The Australian cricket team will wear specially designed indigenous jerseys in the upcoming T20 series against India to honor the contribution of the indigenous residents of Australia in cricket. Cricket Australia on Wednesday unveiled the design created by producer Asics and two indigenous women aunts Fiona Clarke and Courtney Haugen.
Designed by Aunty Fiona Clarke & Courtney Hagen, our Aussie men’s indigenous shirt pays tribute to the 1868 cricket team, who made a three-month journey from Australia to the UK by sea, playing 47 matches at some of the most famous grounds in world cricket ! 4 pic.twitter.com/5TGN0slCX7
– Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) November 11, 2020
Cricket.com said that Clarke is a descendant of the late cricketer Mascito Cousens, who was an indigenous player in the team during England in 1868. The design is dedicated to players of indigenous origin, past and present. The Australian women’s cricket team also wore such a jersey in a match against England earlier this year.
Australian fast bowler Mitchell Starc said that I am thrilled to get the opportunity to wear this type of jersey. The Indian team’s tour of Australia will begin on November 27 in Sydney with the first match of the three-match ODI series. After this, three T20s and four Tests will be played.