07 February 2015
Classic World Cup Kits – 1992
A look back at the first World Cup to experiment with coloured clothing and the iconic jerseys that made it memorable
The 1992 ICC Cricket World Cup was revolutionary for its use of floodlights, white balls and fielding restrictions, but it was also the first time coloured kits made an appearance.
The defending champions opted to wear canary yellow, but its fortunes were not so bright as the side narrowly missed out on a semifinal spot.
Graham Gooch's men wore baby blue, but don't let the color fool you: the team packed quite a punch and finished runner-up.
In navy blue kits, India's Mohammed Azharuddin and Sachin Tendulkar produced some sparkling performances but the team overall didn't have quite a memorable tournament.
New Zealand 1992
New Zealand, dressed in powder grey, was one of the most innovative sides in the tournament, using spin up front and opening with a pinch-hitter.
Imran Khan's 'cornered tigers' wore light green but when it won the title, it was the other teams that were green with envy.
South Africa 1992
South Africa made a splash at its very first World Cup with a vibrant green kit, and when Jonty Rhodes memorably ran out Inzamam-ul-Haq, all the spectators saw was a bright green blur.
Sri Lanka 1992
Sri Lanka was still finding its feet in international cricket, but the team looked regal in its royal blue kit.
West Indies 1992
West Indies wore rosewood red and stood out amongst the many pastel-coloured jerseys preferred by other teams.
Donning candy apple red kits, Zimbabwe went out of the tournament with a bang, defeating England its last round-robin game.
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