Birdies flats set for a new era at the Brisbane Cricket Ground
Posted November 16, 2018 17:25:16 The bat was never going to be the only thing to help out in the Australian cricket world cup quarter-final.
But with the batsmen now facing the heat on the way back to the dressing room, the ground staff have decided to change the look of the pitches from the usual flat sand, to a mixture of the green and red, with blue and yellow stripes.
“It’s been the most iconic look for cricket for a while now,” former Australian batsman Michael Holding said.
“When we played Australia in Melbourne we played on a very small pitch with a red sand.
And that was our first time playing the green, so we knew what we were getting into.”
The green will be replaced with the red, green and yellow and blue stripes, but the pitch will still be covered with sand.
“We’re all about bringing the best out of our cricket players,” Head of Cricket Todd Clever said.
The batsmen will also be wearing their white shirts in the match, to signify they will be playing the semi-final match in a blue shirt.
“This is going to really get our players going at the start of the second day of play,” Head Cricket Todd Clewett said.
Players from Australia and New Zealand are expected to wear the green shirts and will have their team number stamped on the outside of their socks.
Players will also wear white shirts for their first match.
The team will have a maximum of one change of clothes per player.
The players will also get their own warm-up kit, which is expected to be an oversized shirt with white lettering with a number on it.
The shirt will be made up of a polyester/polyester blend material with a stretchy fleece material, with a mesh collar.
The socks will be white, with yellow socks with black numbers on the front.
“Our players have been wanting to wear white socks and now they’re getting the chance,” Head Coach Todd Clever told reporters.
“Hopefully they’ll look good in them.
They will be in the mix for the final.”
It will be the third time the Australian players will face the heat, but this time the team will be backed by a squad of over 150 international players.
“The players want to wear it as a team and we’re backing them up,” Clever said, adding that the players have a great rapport with each other.
The match will be played at the QBE Stadium on Friday, with the winner getting to play in the first-ever semi-finals.
“I think it’s a great idea,” Clever told the ABC.
“Every year we get to be in this position and to see our team come out of the tournament with a trophy and that’s really exciting.”
The final match will take place on Sunday.
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