New Zealand have unveiled their new jersey for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
The New Zealand Cricket (NZC) took to social media to make the announcement of the jersey reveal.
It was done through a photoshoot featuring prominent Kiwi players like Devon Conway, Daryl Mitchell, Martin Guptill, Lockie Ferguson and Trent Boult.
“Our shirt for the @t20worldcup in Australia is here #T20WorldCup #CricketNation #Cricket,” said BlackCapsNZ on Instagram.
The shirt design has a retro look and feel.
The design is a combination of shirts worn by the side in the early 90s.
Also, it juxtaposes Kiwis’ black colours with the traditional grey.
Grey was a prominently present colour in NZ’s jerseys in the 1990s including their 1992 World Cup which was also played in Australia.
The shirt also moves away from fern as a key graphic and uses the Southern Cross, which is a common motif in New Zealand.
The Kiwi squad
Earlier on September 20, New Zealand announced their squad for the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup 2022.
Opener Martin Guptill is set to make a record seventh appearance at the event.
The Kiwis will open their T20 World Cup campaign against Australia at the SCG on Saturday, October 22.
Next, they face Afghanistan (MCG), England (Gabba) and two qualifiers at the SCG and Adelaide Oval respectively.
They are all part of Group 1 in the Super 12 phase.
New Zealand were the runners-up in the 2021 edition of the tournament, losing to Australia in the final.
New Zealand Squad for ICC T20 World Cup:
Kane Williamson (c), Finn Allen, Trent Boult, Michael Bracewell, Mark Chapman, Devon Conway (wk), Lockie Ferguson, Martin Guptill, Adam Milne, Daryl Mitchell, Jimmy Neesham, Glenn Phillips, Mitchell Santner, Ish Sodhi, Tim Southee.