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07 February 201519:55

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

Classic World Cup Kits – 1992 - Cricket News

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 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, with player names on the back. Though each team had its own unique coloured jersey, they all had blue, green, red and white stripes running across the front and back yokes. 20 years later, it remains a fan favourite with replica versions available for sale at shop.cricketworldcup.com.

Australia 1992



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.

England 1992



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.

India 1992



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.

Pakistan 1992



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.

Zimbabwe 1992



Donning candy apple red kits, Zimbabwe went out of the tournament with a bang, defeating England its last round-robin game.