Facts About Golden Flower on Australian Jersey
Australia team was led by Tim Paine, in the Ashes 2019 Test series and has led by 1-0. The visitors managed to win the first Test against the English host by 251 points at Edgbaston in Birmingham. Steve Smith scored for centuries to guide the team to victory.
In the second test at Lord’s in London, the Australians kept their composure and managed to draw lots of the contest on the fifth day. Smith rose again with the courage of 92 runs but was struck in the neck by a wicked bouncer from Jofra Archer. The former Australian skipper suffered a concussion and was therefore ruled out of the third test at The Headingley in Leeds.
The large golden flower on Australian jersey on the collars in the current Ashes series has sparked social media interest, and a recent Cricket Australia report indicates that it is a symbol of commitment as reconciliation and seeking common ground with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. The collar badge is a representation of a piece of Australian Aboriginal art known as “Walkabout Wickets,” which was directed by Aunty Fiona Clarke.
The work depicts the Aboriginal cricketer’s past, present, and future. The logo features a large circle that represents the Lord’s sacred cricket ground. One of the many famous fields visited by the 1868 team, while the small circles designate the other meeting places of the team. Flying stumps mean that Aboriginal cricketers have the upper hand over English at their own game. While wickets without leases mean that the game is constantly evolving.