The Indian cricket team will kick off the new season in a brand new limited-overs kit, which was unveiled on Wednesday by BCCI’s official apparel partner Nike ahead of the series against Australia starting in Rajkot on Thursday.

Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni said the new kit has been developed with inputs from the cricketers.

“This particular jersey, a lot of feedback came from the players as to what they actually wanted in their jersey and I hope it has been incorporated,” Dhoni said.

“It makes us look good, which is a good thing apart from playing good cricket. We will try it in this series and the coming next series and the actual feedback will go to Nike in couple of months,” he added.

“I think blue is the colour our team has been associated with. People recognise the Indian cricket team through different shades of blue. It is a big thing for us. As youngsters, when you start playing cricket, if you are good enough, there comes a time when that is something that you want in life and it is a blue jersey with the (BCCI) logo on the left side.

“I think it is a big part of our life. Nike of course has provided us with very good products for the team to enhance our performance, because now at the top level, you have to be at your best. What really matters is those small basic needs if you can do well than you can always come up with good performances,” the skipper said.

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