India’s ODI World Cup jerseys have witnessed several transformations over the years, reflecting the team’s journey and the changing dynamics of sponsorship and design preferences. Each jersey carries its unique significance in the annals of Indian cricket history.
Up next, the Indian Cricket Team will participate in the 2023 ODI World Cup. The design for the latest jersey was revealed on Wednesday, September 20. The mega event will be hosted by India from October 5 to November 19.
India’s ODI World Cup jerseys have evolved over the years, reflecting the changing trends in cricket and the country’s culture. Here’s an account of India’s ODI World Cup jerseys from 1975 to 2023:
White Jerseys (1975 – 1987)
1975 – The Debut Jersey: In the inaugural Cricket World Cup held in England, India made its debut in a simple, understated jersey. The jersey was predominantly white, with a darker shade used for the collar and sleeves. The team’s primary sponsor was the iconic Indian brand, Vimal.
1979 – The Vimal Connection Continues: India’s jersey for the 1979 World Cup remained largely unchanged from the previous edition. Vimal continued to be the main sponsor, and the white design was retained, with subtle alterations.
1983 – The Historic Victory Jersey: The 1983 World Cup saw India create history by winning its first-ever World Cup. The jersey was again white but featured the World Cup emblem for the first time. The Indian Cricket Board logo also appeared on the jersey, while the sponsorship saw a shift to the brand ‘Sunfeast.’
1987 – A Hint of Orange: India introduced a subtle change in its jersey for the 1987 World Cup held in the Indian subcontinent. While the base remained white, a thin orange stripe was added to the collar and sleeves. The sponsorship moved to ‘MRF.’