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08 February 201507:46

Classic World Cup Kits – 1996

A look back at the tournament hosted by India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and the rainbow-coloured jerseys which made it unique

Classic World Cup Kits – 1996 - Cricket News

Two team colours were allowed on the 1996 Cricket World Cup kit instead of just one.

The thick, horizontal stripes which made the 1992 Cricket World Cup kit so memorable made way for thin, vertical lines in the 1996 Cricket World Cup kit. But there was no lack of pizazz - a rainbow-colored chevron design extended from one sleeve to the other and ensured that the kit stood out in a crowd. There was also more room for creativity this time around, with the teams allowed to pick two team colours instead of just one. With 12 countries participating in this edition, it ensured each jersey had a distinct look.

Australia

​Australia used its traditional green and yellow colours for the first time.

England

Michael Atherton's men preferred to go with a brighter shade of blue.

Holland

New to the Cricket World Cup scene, Holland made its presence felt with a vibrant orange and blue kit.

India

The light blue and yellow combo used by India was fresh and stylish.

Kenya

Kenya went with a red and green kit which offered a nice contrast.

New Zealand

New Zealand continued to dabble with light hues - grey and white this time around.

Pakistan

Green was Pakistan's signature colour, and the team opted to stick with what worked for it.

South Africa

Bright yellows and greens gave the South Africa kit a dynamic appeal.

Sri Lanka

Arjuna Ranatunga's men donned a royal blue and yellow kit and it became an even bigger hit when the side won the title.

UAE

United Arab Emirate made its Cricket World Cup debut in a black and grey combo.

West Indies

West Indies made a splash with the maroon and yellow kit.

Zimbabwe

Decked in red and yellow, Zimbabwe's kit had an instant appeal.