Australian World Cup 2019 kit revealed: Maxwell strikes a pose in retro uniform

Fans get a first view of the uniform Australia will wear during their bid to retain the World Cup in England … and it’s another retro affair that looks to evoke past glories in the competition.

The uniform Australia will wear during their 2019 World Cup campaign has been revealed.

And following swiftly on from the retro inspired outfit the side sported during the recent home series against India, it has a look and feel that deliberately taps in to the nostalgic heart of Australian cricket fans.

Or at the very least attempts to.

The traditional bright yellow is framed by even brighter green detail, with an open collar feel that wouldn’t have looked out of place during one of the current champions’ previous five World Cup successes.
Glenn Maxwell was the man manufacturers ASICS chose to model the kit, a further pointer to the big hitting all-rounder’s increasingly central role within a side that has seen ragged form turn in dramatic fashion, just in time for the tournament in England.

Back-to-back away series victories — a 3-2 come from behind win against heavily fancied India as well as a 5-0 whitewash of Pakistan, the current world no. 1 ranked T20- nation — has restored hope that the trophy can be retained at Lord’s come mid-July.

The 15-man squad will be named on Monday, with selectors meeting to deliberate over some tough choices this week.

The squad will meet for a pre-World Cup camp in Brisbane in early May — where three practice matches will be played against New Zealand.

Australia’s opening fixture of the 10 team single group is on Saturday June 1 against Afghanistan. (News AU)

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