In the upcoming Test Championship, cricketers will feature with jersey numbers on their back of the classic white t-shirts. This is for the time that jersey numbers are introduced in Test Cricket.
Coming to Team India there are two numbers that are likely to be used during the test series against West Indies on 22nd August.
All the Indian cricketing fans are keen to know who will feature in the famous jersey No.7, MS Dhoni who is no more a part of Test Cricket and will only feature in the limited-overs of cricket.
Indian cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar’s famous jersey No.10 “unofficially retired” by the BCCI from white-ball cricket after pacer Shardul Thakur wore it briefly and was heavily trolled on social media. And no Indian players will wear No.10 in respect to the player’s tremendous achievements.
According to the sources, most of the Indian players will opt the same jersey numbers in limited-overs.
“Virat is expected to wear 18 while Rohit wears 45. Most of the players will wear their respective ODI and T20 numbers. Since MS is no longer playing Test cricket, jersey No.7 is available but there is very little chance that any of the players will wear it,” – BCCI official.
“People relate jersey No 7 with MS. The consignment of numbered jerseys will only arrive in the Caribbean only after ODI series,” he added.
MS Dhoni has taken a two-month break from cricket to serve for the Parachute Regiment under the Army Territorial, where he is an Honorary Lieutenant Colonel.
The Ashes will start from 1st August 2019, and it will the first match under the World Championship banner and it will also be the first Test Cricket to feature the jersey numbers.
This move of ICC is to promote the game of cricket and help fans to connect better with Test Cricket.