The Baggy Green is one of the prized laurels in Australian cricket. Budding cricketers in the nation want to wear it in Test cricket, making the nation proud. With the cap also comes the Australian Test jersey. It has been designed in a certain manner with the Kangaroos Symbol and a tinge of yellow in it. The national team is currently in England, taking part in the high-voltage Ashes versus England.
The yellow colour is around the collar of the shirt, mostly shaped in the form of a big golden flower, adding to the uniqueness of the Test jersey. The same is a representation of a piece of Australian native art known as “Australian Wickets”, by Aunty Florida Clarke. She is the great grand-daughter of “Mosquito”, a member of the pioneering Aboriginal team that toured England in 1868.
According to Cricket Australia (CA), the symbol in the shirt is a commitment as a team to reconciliation and finding common ground with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. The artwork represents past, present and future Aboriginal cricketers as per the information in ESPNCricinfo. The large circle in the jersey represent the renowned Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
It’s one of the venues, the 1868 team visited. The smaller circles signify the team’s various meeting places. The wickets appear with no bails and it illustrates that the sport continually moves on. And the flying stumps represent Aboriginal cricketers beating the English at their own game.
Aussies in a strong position in Ashes 2019
As far as action on the field is concerned, the visiting team is currently leading the series by a margin of 1-0. The team, captained by Tim Paine, managed to win the first Test by 251 runs at the Edgbaston in Birmingham. Steve Smith scored a couple of scorching centuries to guide the team.
In the second Test at Lord’s, the Aussies held their nerve and managed to draw the contest on the fifth day. Smith again stood up with a gutsy 92, but was hit around the neck by Jofra Archer. He suffered a concussion and has now been ruled out of the third Test at the Headingley in Leeds.
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