NSW Blues’ Marsh One Day Cup skipper Pat Cummins has given the tick of approval to his side’s title defence and thrown his weight behind the team’s new ‘retro’ look for the season ahead.

Cummins has been training hard with the Blues across the off-season and has seen first hand the work that his teammates have put in as they aim for back-to-back One-Day Cup titles and a return to the Sheffield Shield final this summer.

The international superstar recently got his first look at the season’s ‘retro’ New Balance playing and training kit and said the Blues will be looking sharp when they take to the field.

“The guys have been training unbelievably well over the last few months and there is a real sense of excitement as we head into this season, especially after winning the One-Day Cup last summer,” Cummins said.

“I think we will look good too. I love the New Balance kit. It’s fun, it’s a little bit of old in something new and the boys can’t wait to get out onto the field in it.”

With the new domestic season getting under way next week, New Balance are now the provider for domestic playing and training apparel across Australian cricket.

Belgravia Sports Apparel (BSA) is also a partner in this arrangement. BSA are the Australasian elite teamwear partner of New Balance supplying both supporter and performance products for all elite partners.

New Balance will provide the playing kits and training uniforms for all teams in the Marsh Sheffield Shield, Women’s National Cricket League, Marsh One-Day Cup and Pathways. New Balance will also be providing match officials apparel for the domestic season.

The Marsh One-Day Cup and Women’s National Cricket League playing apparel has been designed with a ‘retro’ feel, inspired by colourful domestic one-day uniforms of years past.

Darren Tucker, Vice President New Balance Asia Pacific, said New Balance was excited to be partnering with State and Territory Associations around domestic cricket.

“New Balance is excited to be working with Belgravia Sports, State and Territory Associations and Cricket Australia on this program,” Tucker said.

“New Balance is currently in a very exciting development stage and the relationship with cricket and the elite and pathway players gives the brand a great opportunity to build on the already exciting growth the brand is experiencing.

“We look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship between all parties.”