By Tom Grunshaw and Daniel Beswick
The World Cup of Jerseys (or shirts) has reached fever pitch as we now turn our attention to Group C.
Tanzania and Nepal progressed to the knockout stages from Group A, with Vanuatu storming home in Group B, on the crest of a wave after their live cricket over the weekend. Scotland’s 1999 edged out its own 2015 creation to take second place in the group.
Group C is another competitive affair, with all four teams bringing a different flavour to the competition.
Note: Jerseys are the current kits used by both men’s and women’s teams unless stated.
Bermuda were by no means the first team in cricket to play in pink, but when they switched their traditional red for fuschia, heads were turned.
A pink shirt with blue sleeves, the design was simple but bold, and enforced the caribbean-style flair and intensity with which the Gombey Warriors were playing as they upset the apple cart and beat the USA twice to reach the T20 Global Qualifiers. Whilst the shirt may not have brought them too much luck since, it represents the unique style and culture of the North Atlantic island which has made them a fan favourite in associate cricket.
While Bangladesh is the most notable country to mix green and red in international circles, Mexico brings something a little different to the table. We’ve seen their iconic kits in football World Cups, but the cricket team is on the front foot with this effort in the classic green, alongside white and red trim.
Few nations can boast a high-rise city skyline on their shirt, so the skyscrapers of Doha across the front of the Qatar kit instantly stands out. On top of that, the dark red buildings against an orange background gives the impression that desert nation have arrived fresh from a sandstorm, which seems apt.
The nation of Rwanda adopted a new flag with new colours in 2001 to avoid connotation to the genocide seven years prior, and the cricket team also competes in a blend of yellow and light blue. Competition in the kit game even in African cricket is fierce, so for Rwanda to stick out shows a level of quality.
EC World Cup of Jerseys Format and How to Vote
This is group C in our World Cup, with two advancing from each group to the round of 16, where kits will then go head-to-head to crown a winner. Kits from the same nation must be drawn together and polls will be done via Twitter and Facebook.
The Emerging Cricket World Cup of Jerseys Draw
|Group A||Group B||Group C||Group D|
|Tanzania||Scotland 1999 WC||Bermuda||Fiji U19 WC 2018|
|China (Women)||Scotland 2015 WC||Mexico||Ireland 2007 WC|
|Oman||Vanuatu||Qatar||Netherlands 1996 WC|
|Group E||Group F||Group G||Group H|
|Germany||Namibia 2003 WC||Kenya 1999 WC||Japan U19 WC Pink|
|Papua New Guinea 2012||St. Helena||Jersey||Bhutan|
|South Korea||Singapore||Malaysia||Thailand Women’s T20 WC 2020|