Australia’s men’s cricket team is set to make a statement with a brand new look for the home summer, featuring a first-of-its-kind playing kit adorned with Indigenous artwork. Pat Cummins, leading the team, will showcase the unique design when he leads Australia onto the field at Perth Stadium for the first Test of the NRMA Insurance Test series against Pakistan.
The Indigenous design is a notable feature of the new Asics kit, with intricate artwork embossed into the fabric. The design includes subtle green piping around the sleeves and collar, creating a visually appealing and culturally significant aesthetic. The Walkabout Wickets logo adds a crisp touch to the overall design, earning praise from players for its innovation.
In addition to the Indigenous artwork, the men’s playing kit will feature new sponsors in prime positions. Toyota, a longstanding partner, will now take centre stage on the shirt front, marking a change from the previous sponsorship arrangement. HCLTech, a digital service firm with a global presence, secures its place on the sleeve of the leading arm, adding a modern touch to the classic design.
The one-year sponsor agreement covers the upcoming summer, including a series against Pakistan and the West Indies. This arrangement grants Cricket Australia the flexibility to continue negotiations for future seasons, such as the inaugural five-Test home series against India in the following year and the highly anticipated 2025-26 Ashes.
Pat Cummins Embraces Change
Australia’s captain, Pat Cummins, known for his on-field prowess, climate advocacy, and recent masterful captaincy in the ODI World Cup, welcomes the change. Cummins, who has faced media criticism for his stance on social issues, remains committed to causes he believes in, including his Cricket for Climate campaign, advocating for solar power installation in local cricket clubs.
As Australia unveils its distinctive playing kit and enters a new era of sponsorship, the team, led by Pat Cummins, is poised to make a strong impact in the upcoming Test series against Pakistan.