The Aussies decided to go back in time and walked out to play the first ODI against India in retro jerseys on Saturday.
The green and gold kit, which was donned by Allan Border’s men against India in 1986, will be worn by Aaron Finch-led side for the three-game Gillette ODI series.
“It’s pretty awesome actually,” pacemen Peter Siddle was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au. “We found out the other day we were going to be in it, so the boys were a bit excited to get their pack and open up and check it out. “Everyone is very impressed.”
— Akshay 🇮🇳 (@singh_akshay7) January 12, 2019
The sight of Aussies time travelling has amused the cricket fans.
— Tim Verrall (@timverrall) January 12, 2019
Loving the retro ODI kit #AUSvIND
— L-FRESH The LION (@LFRESHTHELION) January 12, 2019
Enjoying the throw back kits from @cacomms but if they’re serious about bringing back the passion for one day cricket in Aus then bring this kit (and the bloke in it) back! #AUSvIND #AUSvSL pic.twitter.com/Cx4OCxfBh2
— James Dalwood (@Jim_Dags14) January 12, 2019
— Sayed Aslam سید اسلم (@sayedaslam) January 12, 2019
— AJ Roberts (@AJRobertsWriter) January 12, 2019
Looks like Australia’s retro kit made them think this is a 60 overs a side game. #AUSvIND
— Saravanan (@SaravanElango) January 12, 2019
Australia’s New Jersey back to Retro days. Reminds of 1999 days! #AUSvIND
— Sriram (@NaamRaam) January 12, 2019
Australia are taking the retro theme to the next level with batting tactics today. #AusvInd
— Justin Devine (@jdevine1974) January 12, 2019
The new Aussie kit looks really good. Throwback to 1992! #AusvInd
— Tushar (@DrTusharKadam) January 12, 2019
Just watching the Aussies bat in the old retro kit, can’t help but feel as though Dean Jones and AB are in the sheds ready to come out and have a bat.
— Stu Calvert 🔴⚪️🔵🏆 (@mighty_west) January 12, 2019
— Izaak Brown (@Izaakly) January 12, 2019
— Macquarie Sports Radio (@MacquarieSport) January 12, 2019
Meanwhile, Australia won the toss and decided to bat first.
Fifties from Usman Khawaja (59 off 81), Shaun Marsh (54 off 70), Peter Handscomb (73 off 61) and a fiery 47* off 43 by Marcus Stoinis propelled the hosts to an aggressive score of 288/5.
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