Cricket Australia goes “retro”; sports 80’s-inspired kit for upcoming ODI series

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The hosts will be looking to put in some cheer into their performances with their latest bright gold-and-green threads, especially after the dampening losses in the Test series.

The Australian squad pose for a group photo in their new colours

Australia will turn back the clock during the upcoming three-game Gillette ODI series against India, when they will don the green and gold kits that Allan Border’s side wore during the corresponding one-day series against India back in 1986.

Turning back the clock: Aussie boys from the summer of ’86

Veteran quick Peter Siddle was aged one when the kits were worn by Australia some 33 years ago, but admits he was excited when he saw what he will be wearing against India this summer.

“It’s pretty awesome actually,” Siddle said. “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.”

Check out the video of an all-smiles Siddle talking about his new gear (via cricket.com.au):

Also, check out a video from the archives, where Steve Waugh talks about a hangover-inspired-performance from the 1986 series against India, when he had to bat with alcohol-induced hangover from the previous day. To be fair, he did very well that day (video via cricket.com.au).

The first ODI against India will be held in Sydney on Saturday (January 12), with the series moving to Adelaide (January 15) and then concluding in Melbourne (January 18).

Cricket Australia has announced that a limited number of retro shirts will be available to purchase at the venues itself.

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