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First time in Test cricket: Ashes jerseys to have names and numbers


As of a revolution in Test cricket, England and Australia teams will be seen lining up with names and jersey numbers on their whites later in English summer in the upcoming Ashes series.

As of a revolution in Test cricket, England and Australia teams will be seen lining up with names and jersey numbers on their whites later in English summer in the upcoming Ashes series.
Joe Root with number 66. Images: Twitter

The International Cricket Council (ICC) granted all Test playing nations the above mentioned changes from the forthcoming ICC World Test Championship that is going to be kicked off from the 2019 edition of Ashes scheduled to begin from 1st of August.

Although the concept is about to be initiated in the longer version of the game, this is not a brand new sight to wear whites with names and numbers as Australian state sides, as well as the English county sides who play the Sheffield Shield, are accustomed with the custom.

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England Cricket official Twitter handle confirmed the jersey number of team’s Test match skipper Joe Root and captioned it with “Names and numbers on the back of Test shirts.”

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