SunstarTV Bureau: After averting a clean sweep in the ODIs, India faces Australia in the 1st T20 match at the Oval Stadium, Canberra today.
Australia winning the toss, elected to bowl first. Australia team has seen in their indigenous jersey.
A total of three T20s will be played between both teams. India will be eager to win this one after losing the ODI series. After winning the last ODI by 13 runs, Kohli’s men will look to continue their fine form in the 20 over matches as well.
India has so far scored 51 with a loss of two wickets- Sikhar Dhawan and Vitar Kohli. Whereas the players yet to bat are Manish Pandey, Sanju Samson, Hardik Pandya, Ravindra Jadeja, Washington Sundar, Deepak Chahar, Mohammed Shami, T Natarajan. KL Rahul and Sanju Samson are standing at the pitch, carrying the pressure of a big score on their shoulder.
Reason behind Australia’s indigenous jersey
The Australian team is seen in indigenous jersey instead of their famous yellow jerseys. The special Australia indigenous jersey has been designed by indigenous women Aunty Fiona Clarke and Courtney Hagen. The unique kit features traditional motifs on a charcoal background, with the team taking to social media to explain the relevance of each pattern and design.
According to the team, the Australia new T20 jersey pays its respect to the people of the land whose culture goes back to more than 60,000 years. The golden stars on the Australia indigenous jersey represent the ancestors, while green circles stand for unity and continuity. Several other designs on the jersey also pay a tribute to the history and culture of the Australian indigenous population. Ahead of the first AUS vs IND T20, the team also shared a video online explaining the relevance of the new jersey.
Mitchell Starc discusses the significance of the Indigenous shirt the men’s team will wear in the #AUSvIND T20s and Aunty Fiona Clarke explains the story behind the special design. pic.twitter.com/KS5UpRiguh
— Cricket Australia (@CricketAus) December 4, 2020