T20 World Cup 2024 - India blue & orange to New Zealand teal; every playing kit for the ICC event

    As the playing kits continue to be revealed, let's take a look at every nation's playing jersey.

    T20 World Cup 2024 team kits

    T20 World Cup 2024 team kits

    With less than a week left for the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024 to begin, teams have started arriving in the West Indies and the United States of America (USA) for the upcoming tournament. With all teams announced, fans have eagerly awaited to see what their favourite teams will be wearing while competing.

    So far, the 2024 Men's T20 World Cup has set a high bar, featuring a combination of fan-designed kits and retro-inspired styles, promising a colourful tournament. As the playing kits continue to be revealed, let's take a look at every nation's playing jersey.

    Group A

    India: Produced by Adidas, this kit was launched on May 7. They have stuck with their original blue, but this time it features orange shoulders and sleeves, with the tricolour of saffron, white, and green around the collar. There is a single gold star above the BCCI logo to represent their solitary T20 World Cup win at the inaugural tournament in 2007.

    Pakistan: As expected, the team has gone with the color green, featuring a couple of shades in an abstract geometric pattern, along with a grandad collar. Above the Pakistan Cricket Board logo is a single star, showcasing their T20 World Cup win at the 2009 tournament in England.

    Ireland: They have stayed true to their recent kit design, incorporating Celtic knots as an eye-catching sub-pattern. The different hues of green add shaded variations, enhancing the overall aesthetic.

    Canada: The team has opted not to use the colours red and white from their flag but has chosen red for the top and gold for the bottom of the jersey. Their famous maple leaf sits prominently on the front in gold.

    USA: The co-hosts of the event unveiled their playing kit at a baseball game as USA skipper Monank Patel showcased the jersey at the home of Major League Baseball's Houston Astros. They will be wearing dark blue trunks with stars from the US flag subtly patterned across the front and red shoulders.

    Group B

    England: The kit features black outlines on the white three lions design on a more vibrant, brighter shade of red kit. The blue atop the shoulders and sleeve cuffs has a subtle pinstripe look, adding to the overall appeal.

    Australia: Not their usual yellow, but for the first time, Australia will wear a predominantly green kit featuring a dark green hue with a subtle gradient on the top and gold underarm sections. The switch to all green marks the end of a run of five successive T20 World Cup kits that had been predominantly black, starting in 2012.

    Namibia: The African nation was one of the countries that opened the design process to the public as a competition. The team has opted for a predominantly dark blue strip, with a prominent tinge of red. The winning designer, Amè Mouton, an accountant from Windhoek, also earned a trip to the Caribbean to watch Namibia's games.

    Scotland: While in the past the team has mostly worn dark blue, navy, deep purple, and sometimes even with a touch of tartan, 2024 will see them wear pink. The new design includes a navy collar and pink cuffs, with the saltire (diagonal cross from the national flag) on the inside of the collar.

    Oman: The team has kept their jersey design under wraps, but they've consistently sported the same attire, even during the ACC Premier Cup 2024. Oman stands out with their predominantly red kit, adorned with green cuffs, collar, and side panels. A unique circle pattern decorates the shoulders, gradually decreasing in size as it extends down the torso.

    Group C

    New Zealand: The BlackCaps are not wearing black but have returned to 1999 when they wore teal. The Kiwis have paid homage to the new design, which features the faint silhouette of the silver fern leaf across the midriff and on the left leg.

    West Indies: The co-hosts have chosen maroon and yellow, with an explosion or paint splatter mix of the two primary colours across the players' midsection.

    Afghanistan: The team has opted for simplicity with their standard blue kit, which also features a subtle map of the Asian country on the front. The announcement video by the ACB shows that the kit symbolizes unity within their tribes and the picturesque Lapis Lazuli region.

    Uganda: The African nation faced a last-minute alteration to their playing kit design to comply with ICC regulations. After running a public competition, Elijah Mangenis, the winner's design drew inspiration from the country's national bird, the grey crowned crane.

    However, the ICC required the removal of the feathered pattern on the sleeves to ensure sponsor logos were more visible. While the silhouetted wings on the jersey remain, they are now faint and barely noticeable, and the bold feathers on the trouser legs have been reduced to a narrower strip.

    Papua New Guinea: Similar to 2021, the team has opted for a predominantly red base for the centre of their shirt with black trim. PNG, however, has boldly extended its design onto the lower leg, which no other team is doing.

    Group D

    Bangladesh: The team has drawn heavy inspiration from their tiger mascot, incorporating a subtle tiger strip pattern throughout the green of their shirt's trunk, complemented by striking red stripes down the sleeves. The addition of gold cuffs and piping serves to separate the shoulders.

    Nepal: The team has revealed their playing kit themed around the rhino and Everest, featuring shades of blue, red, and strips of yellow, at a press conference in Kathmandu. The greater one-horned rhinos, found exclusively in Nepal and northeast India, are the inspiration behind the design. While the species has seen an increase in numbers, it remains critically endangered, with the last census reporting a population of just 752 in the country.

    Netherlands: The Dutch kits stand out with their unique orange colour, offering a retro reimagining of the 1996 ODI World Cup kits. Complete with a rainbow pattern and vertical stripes, it's worth noting that back in 1996, the Dutch had 'HOLLAND' plastered across the front. This time, however, they've opted for 'NETHERLANDS'. 

    South Africa: The Proteas have opted for yellow instead of green this time around. Their kit features the colors of the South African flag draped across the shoulders, with a yellow trunk adorned with a subtle protea flower motif, along with green sleeves and pants. This marks the first time they've worn a predominantly yellow kit since the half-and-half version in 2016.

    Sri Lanka: The team hasn't strayed too far from their original colours of dark blue and yellow. However, this time they have added a twist with graphics featuring the iconic sword-wielding lion, accompanied by images of the ocean and native plants.