England will unveil new T20 strip for the first time against Sri Lanka

England will unveil new T20 strip for first time against Sri Lanka while Eoin Morgan’s team are also set to don an updated one-day international uniform as the focus shifts from Test to white-ball cricket over the coming weeks

  • England will wear their new Twenty20 kit for the first time against Sri Lanka
  • They are switching from red shirts to predominantly navy ones with red sleeves
  • Eoin Morgan’s side are also set to don an updated one-day international uniform 

England will wear their new Twenty20 kit for the first time against Sri Lanka next week after switching from red shirts to predominantly navy ones with red sleeves.

Eoin Morgan’s team are also set to don an updated one-day international uniform as the focus shifts from Test to white-ball cricket over the coming weeks – although it is the same the light blue colour of the 2019 World Cup triumph.

Manufacturers New Balance have designed fresh strips for each format this year, one which includes an attempt to win a second T20 title and regain the Ashes down under.

Eoin Morgan’s team will wear their new Twenty20 kit for the first time against Sri Lanka

The Sri Lankans have been quarantining at Emirates Old Trafford which, according to their coach Mickey Arthur, has given ample opportunity to study some of England’s leading players.

Arthur has been watching Lancashire’s home Vitality Blast games, featuring Jos Buttler and Liam Livingstone, from his Hilton hotel room balcony that backs onto the field of play.

Sri Lanka have not selected veteran fast bowler Lasith Malinga – the only man to have taken 100 Twenty20 international wickets – for the tour while another experienced campaigner in Angelo Mathews is absent due to paternity leave. 

England will be switching from red shirts to predominantly navy ones with red sleeves for T20

They are also set to don an updated one-day international uniform but the colour will remain

‘Lasith Malinga is a legend. He was world class, the best at his trade in the game,’ Arthur said.

‘It’s key for us to develop someone who can do that role and it’s going to take a lot.

‘But it’s going to be about a collective bowling performance to get our best results.’

Meanwhile, Arthur insists the contracts row that jeopardised the trip going ahead has not been dwelt upon by the travelling party.

‘We have not mentioned it at all. It’s not been on the radar.’




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