09 February 2015
Classic World Cup Kits – 1999
A look back at the tournament which produced some of the most innovative jerseys, largely taking inspiration from national motifs
At the 1999 Cricket World Cup, the kits were experimental and bold.
The five stars of the Southern Cross graced the front of the jersey. It was evocative and proved lucky as Australia won the title that year.
Bangladesh made its Cricket World Cup debut with a strong tiger print design across the front panel. The olive green kit also had a contrasting yellow collar.
England made the transition from pale blue to a bright blue. With vibrant red panels, it was certainly eye-catching. The coat of arms was also used in a creative manner on the right side of the jersey.
India wore a light blue kit with a yellow design element - derived from the BCCI logo - extending all the way to the left sleeve. The collar was also yellow.
Kenya donned a bright green jersey with the motif from the national flag - two crossed white spears behind a red, white, and black Maasai shield - on the front.
New Zealand departed from its usual white and grey tones, opting for a teal-coloured kit. The silver fern motif associated with New Zealand was used as a print at the center.
Pakistan wore a bright green kit with a prominent dark green star in the front. The jersey was also one of the most innovative, with "Pakistan" written in Urdu inside the star.
Scotland made its Cricket World Cup debut with a navy blue kit. Scotland's St Andrew's Cross was printed in the front but at a unique angle.
South Africa's dark green kit used colours and elements from its national flag in interesting ways, with the Y-shape displayed in the center.
Sri Lanka's kit looked more regal than ever, with the lion motif from the national flag as the main design.
West Indies donned a maroon kit and drew inspiration from the West Indies cricket crest.
Zimbabwe wore a red kit with the Zimbabwe Bird - a motif from the national flag - displayed at the center. It also used colours and elements from the flag in a subtle manner.
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