Nike confirmed on Friday that the Indian cricket team will debut its new orange and blue jersey during Sunday's Cricket World Cup match against England in Edgbaston.
The jersey will be worn by India since World Cup hosts England also wear a blue jersey. This will be the first time India is wearing its 'away jersey' to avoid a clash with England's jersey.
"The ODI and Away Kit designs launched this year are inspired by the young new generation of India and the fearless spirit of the national teams", said Nike in an official statement.
The jersey moves away from the traditional blue jerseys worn by Indian teams although the front of the jersey will remain a dark shade of blue. "The new total orange and blue colored Away Kits also moves away from a traditional silhouette to using new innovative cut lines alongside dynamic material combinations," read the statement.
The design of the jersey was earlier revealed by Indian cricket's super fan Sudhir Kumar Chaudhury, who posted a picture of the new jersey on his Instagram page. However, it was not confirmed by the BCCI or Nike. Previously, India's T20 jersey was partly orange in colour. After teams participating at the World Cup were asked to have an additional 'away' jersey to avoid kit clashes, BCCI decided to go with the colour combination of blue and orange. The limited-edition away kits will be available at select Nike retailers, Myntra and Jabong starting on Friday.
India takes on England on Sunday as the only remaining unbeaten team in the tournament.