AUS v IND 2018-19: Australian cricket team to sport retro ODI jersey from 1986 against India

Australian pacer Peter Siddle said he is excited to wear the old jersey.

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Australian cricket team to sport their old kits against India in the three-match ODI series. The kit is similar to what the Allan Border's side in 1986 wore against India. Peter Siddle, who last played an ODI for Australia in 2010, is excited to wear the retro kit against India.

"It's pretty awesome actually," Siddle said. "We found out the other day we were going to be in it, so the boys were a bit excited to get their pack and open up and check it out. Everyone is very impressed."

The Aussie quick has impressed with the ball in JLT One-Day Cup 2017/18 and Big Bash League 08 which got him a place in the side after a long gap.

"It's pretty amazing," Siddle, on his comeback. "I never really thought it'd come. To get another one-day game hadn't even crossed my mind.

"I'm just as amazed as a young bloke getting his first call-up, that's what it feels like. It feels like I'm starting all over again, so I'm very thankful."

The 34-year-old will be wearing a headband in the series. "I might just pull out the headband," he said. "I'll have to ask Zamps (Adam Zampa) to borrow one of his and go with the DK (Lillee) headband. We'll see what we pull out on Saturday."

The squad of both sides: 

Australia- Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa

India- Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

(With Cricket Australia Inputs)


By Sihyeu Singh - 10 Jan, 2019

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