New Balance unveils new England Test, ODI and IT20 kits
Global athletic footwear and apparel brand New Balance has today unveiled the new England Test, ODI and IT20 shirts ahead of a huge year of cricket.
The new designs will be worn by the Men’s, Women’s and Disability teams throughout a busy year of cricket which features a Men’s Ashes series and IT20 World Cup, as well as Women’s ODI and IT20 series’ against India and New Zealand.
Whilst the Test kit and supporting training wear was recently worn by England’s men’s side for the LV Insurance Test series’ against New Zealand and is currently being worn by the women’s one-off LV Insurance Test with India, the new ODI and IT20 kits will make their on-pitch debuts next week as the Men’s team take on Sri Lanka in the Vitality IT20 series on the 23rd and the Women’s team begin their Royal London One Day series against India on June 27th.
Taking inspiration from the iconic moment when England were crowned world champions in 2019, the ODI jersey retains the light blue colour which was a firm fan favourite when first used in 1992 and has been given a more formal twist with a traditional collar and black trim, as well as subtle details which are only visible once fans get to see the jersey in person.
The IT20 design was chosen to complement the aesthetic of its ODI sibling and features a darker shade of blue mixed in with red in a striking graphic print, alongside block red sleeves.
Test captain and New Balance ambassador Joe Root said: “As always, New Balance have produced a brilliant set of shirts for all England teams to wear. The 2019 World Cup win will live long in the memory of every England player and fan and it is great to retain the vibe from that kit and see it brought into the new ODI design. The IT20 kit is a bold design which I think suits that format perfectly and hopefully this jersey can also go down in history as a victorious kit at the IT20 World Cup this year.”
Liam Burns, Marketing Manager – Sports & Partnerships, New Balance said: “As always we wanted to create a series of fan-favourite kits and so for the ODI version we decided to take a look at the England fans themselves to influence the design. As we looked out at the crowds at Lord’s on the day of the World Cup final win, the colour that stood out was the light blue and it was important for us to make sure this formed the base of this new kit.
“The challenge for the IT20 kit was to create a design which complemented the others and as such we have created the flowing effect with overlapping strips which give them a really dynamic look and feel. There will be opportunities to see players in each of these kits this year and we hope to see plenty of fans showing their support as fans are allowed to return to stadiums.”
The full collection of England shirts go on sale today and are available from www.NewBalance.co.uk