By Tom Grunshaw and Daniel Beswick
The World Cup of Jerseys (or shirts) is in full swing as we now take a look to Group D.
Tanzania and Nepal progressed to the knockout stages from Group A, Vanuatu and Scotland 1999 progressed in Group B, while the Pink of Bermuda storming home and Rwanda scraping enough votes across Twitter and Facebook to squeeze through Group C.
Three past jerseys make up Group D is another tight affair, with the Netherlands bringing a different flavour to the competition in their iconic orange.
Note: Jerseys are the current kits used by both men’s and women’s teams unless stated.
Fiji U19 World Cup 2016
Given the Fiji cricket team can’t use white (like the national rugby team) for limited-overs cricket, Fiji has been creative with light blues and darker kits over the years, though this particular kit brought the two trains of thought together. The blue trim is a nice touch, with the sweeping greys across the front layering things nicely.
Ireland 2007 World Cup
Given the team’s achievements and exploits in the kit, Ireland’s 2007 jersey is likely to carry more sentimental value than anything else, as it was their emerald green stealing the limelight from the green of Pakistan.
The trim of white avoided the ‘blue and green should never be seen’ cliche, and is a stronger, more iconic green compared to the lighter, fluorescent shade the team are currently playing in.
The Netherlands 1996 World Cup
All the kits in 1996 followed the same template, but the Dutch orange that was thrown in the mix popped on our television sets. Even if ‘Holland’ was rushed across the front, the mix of orange with the dark blue, along with the rainbow template, was a strong combination.
The Dutch tasted World Cup cricket for the first time in the mid-1990s after finishing third in the ICC Trophy. They came up against UAE in the first World Cup clash between Associate teams in their last match, though missed the chance to claim their first victory in Lahore.
The Netherlands (Current)
Not many teams can almost claim a colour like the Dutch can with orange, and they tend to play well draped in their national colours. The Dutch team’s current kit also features a blue sleeve that creeps into the rest of the shirt, and brings out their orange logo.
The team went on to win the T20 World Cup Qualifier, and will pose a threat for the big boys in the Hobart group of the first round, assuming we get a tournament in.
EC World Cup of Jerseys Format and How to Vote
This is group D 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|
^ Teams in bold progressed through their groups