Gillette ODI Series v India

Aussies to don retro ODI kit against India

Hosts to pull on a classic uniform from the 1980s featuring green strip on bright gold top

Cricket Network

10 January 2019, 06:43 PM AEST

Aussies to don some classic retro gear

Australia will turn back the clock during the three-game Gillette ODI series when they don the green and gold kits that Allan Border's side wore during the corresponding one-day series against India back in 1986.

Veteran quick Peter Siddle was aged one when the kits were worn by Australia some 33 years ago, but admits he was excited when he saw what he will be wearing against India this summer.

"It's pretty awesome actually," Siddle said.

"We found out the other day we were going to be in it, so the boys were a bit excited to get their pack and open up and check it out. 

"Everyone is very impressed."

Australia's ODI side in 1986 // Getty Images
Australia's ODI side in 1986 // Getty Images

Siddle last played an ODI for Australia in November 2010, but some good recent form with the white ball has seen him win a recall to the national 50-over side.

The 34-year-old conceded just 3.95 runs per over in seven 50-over matches for Victoria during his most recent 50-over tournament at the 2017/18 JLT One-Day Cup and has already impressed in the T20 arena with the Adelaide Strikers at BBL|08.

"It's pretty amazing," Siddle told cricket.com.au recently about his ODI recall.

"I never really thought it'd come. To get another one-day game hadn't even crossed my mind.

"I'm just as amazed as a young bloke getting his first call-up, that's what it feels like. It feels like I'm starting all over again, so I'm very thankful."

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And while Siddle remains focused on performing well in the retro kit for Australia, he hasn't ruled out wearing an extra accessory when the first ODI commences on Saturday.

"I might just pull out the headband," he said. 

"I'll have to ask Zamps (Adam Zampa) to borrow one of his and go with the DK (Lillee) headband.

"We'll see what we pull out on Saturday." 

The first ODI against India will be held in Sydney on Saturday, with the series moving to Adelaide (January 15) and then concluding in Melbourne (January 18).

A limited number of retro shirts will be available to purchase at the venue.

Gillette ODI Series v India

Australia ODI squad: Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey (wk), Peter Handscomb, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Ashton Turner, Adam Zampa

India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Shikhar Dhawan, Ambati Rayudu, Dinesh Karthik, Kedar Jadhav, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Ravindra Jadeja, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj

First ODI: January 12, SCG (D/N)

Second ODI: January 15, Adelaide Oval (D/N)

Third ODI: January 18, MCG (D/N)