India to Possibly Retire Jersey Number 7

India to Possibly Retire Jersey Number 7

India to Possibly Retire Jersey Number 7

Players may opt to use their limited-overs jersey number says sources.

India will begin its month-long series against the West Indies starting August 3, beginning with three T20I matches, then followed by ODIs and Tests. They will be playing their first Test series after their victory against Australia earlier this year.

They will look to assert their dominance as they aim to win the Tests in Antigua and Jamaica. It will also mark the start of India’s Test championship journey. The players have already been announced and not much has been changed except for the inclusion of wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha. Fans will also see a change in the player’s uniform, primarily with their jersey numbers.

Indian team players have always respected the former players such as Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni. Both have fame and glory to Indian cricket with their achievements. Such were their contributions that after the Little Master, Jersey number 10 was retired as a final gesture. The pattern is seen to continue as jersey number 7 will be retired in the upcoming Test series; the number was worn by “Captain Cool,” MS Dhoni.

“Most of the players will wear their respective ODI and T20 numbers. Since Dhoni is no longer playing Test cricket, jersey No 7 is available but there is very little chance that any of the players will wear it. People relate jersey No 7 with MS. The consignment of numbered jerseys will only arrive in the Caribbean only after ODI series,” a BCCI senior member said.

MS Dhoni has been heralded as a living legend for India cricket. He has led the team to the 2011 World Cup Final and won the tournament. Despite his recent subpar performance, he is still considered as one of India's great cricket players. To find out more about the different cricket leagues and the ICC Cricket World Cup, visit Betwala's page.

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