The Black Caps from New Zealand will look to avenge their loss in the final of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup wearing new kits from manufacturer Canterbury.
The national team unveiled their jerseys for the 2023 edition of the tournament — to be held in India starting October 5 — on their social media accounts on Sunday, September 17. Described as a “modern take on a heritage style” on Canterbury’s website, the shirt features “NEW ZEALAND” spelled out in white across the midsection of a black base. Grey stripes run horizontally above and below the country name, and then vertically on the lower half of the shirt.
The shirt has a black polo collar with a grey inner placket. The sleeve cuffs have a broad grey stripe all the way around. The familiar fern leaf of New Zealand’s national teams sits on the left chest, while the 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup logo is on the right chest.
The grey vertical lines carry over to the lower half of the back of the jersey. The four red stars outlined in white from the New Zealand flag sit on the back collar. The logo of manufacturer Canterbury appears on the left sleeve, while the logo of sponsor ANZ, a financial services company, appears on the right sleeve.
New Zealand narrowly lost the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup to hosts England on a Super Over after the teams were tied with 241 runs at the end of the match. Going into the 2023 edition of the tournament, the Black Caps are No. 6 in the International Cricket Council’s one-day international (ODI) rankings.
In ODI cricket, each team has 50 overs of six balls each to score the most runs possible without losing all 10 of its wickets.
The 2023 ICC Cricket World Cup will kick off on Thursday, October 5, with a rematch of the 2019 final at Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. The final will be held in the same stadium on Sunday, November 19.