The Cricket Australia finally revealed the winner of the kit design competition and the T20 teams will wear the new-look jersey for the 2021-22 summer. The kit is designed by Western Australia’s cricket fan and graphic designer Kai Jaeger.
Jaeger’s 'Vibrant Evolutions' kit won the ‘It’s Your Design’ competition of CA. He was one of the 120 entrants and one of the five designers shortlisted by Cricket Australia and its apparel manufacturer ASICS. Jaeger seemed to be excited for Australia’s men’s and women’s national teams to wear his design when the 2021-22 Australian summer of cricket rolls around.
As the prize for his look being chosen as the winner, Jaeger will receive a VIP experience at an international match during the 2021-22 season, one of his T20 shirts signed by the Australian teams, a day with the ASICS design team plus a cash prize of $5,000.
"I tried to make it interesting and different from every angle, but still recognizable for Australian cricket fans. The different shapes and colors help to keep the design fun and upbeat. The lines, with an upwards trajectory, create a sense of movement and represent the ever-changing nature of the game,” he told cricket.com.au.
He mentioned that the 1992 World Cup kits worn by the Australian team were his favorites.
The men's and women's teams will wear the same kit, with the sponsor logos the only difference in appearance. The men's team shirt is sponsored by Alinta Energy while the women's team shirt is sponsored by a long-time supporter of women's cricket, Commonwealth Bank.