Test cricket is all set to undergo a major change as England and Australia will end one of the years-old cricketing tradition on August 1. Both the teams have lined up with names and numbers on their Test jerseys in the Ashes.
While ODI and T20I kits have long sported personalization on their backs, Test jerseys had previously avoided such modernization.
Red ball ☑️
Shirt numbers … ☑️
👍 or 👎 ? pic.twitter.com/Jw5ykBZxuv
— ICC (@ICC) July 23, 2019
However, it was reported in March that this year’s Ashes series in England would see that all change. And as England prepare to face Ireland in a warm-up for the five-match clash with Australia, Test captain Joe Root showed off the now confirmed new look.
England Cricket has posted an image of the skipper in his whites with his usual number 66 on the reverse on Twitter.
Names and numbers on the back of Test shirts! 🏴🏏 pic.twitter.com/M660T2EI4Z
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) July 22, 2019