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Nike celebrates India's Cricket Team with elite holiday collection

Every time the Indian National Team takes the pitch, they do so with the hopes and dreams of a billion fans riding on their shoulders. That’s why they must be always ready, always special, always on. For Holiday 2011, Nike celebrates the Indian National Cricket team’s tremendous successes by offering every fan’s dream: an opportunity to live like the team on and off the field.

On the field, fans can show their pride for Team India with Nike’s authentic replica game day jersey.

The vivid blue jerseys memorialize the commitment to “Bleed Blue” for the team and its fans. The premium jerseys are emblazoned with three golden stars arrayed above the BCCI crest (each numbered star represents a World Cup victory--in 1983, 2007 and 2011).

Nike’s Holiday collection also includes the ultra-exclusive Team India Black Pack. Only 300 of each product were produced and are available for this season only. The collection has three statement silhouettes: the iconic N98 jacket, the classic GS Polo shirt and the signature AW77 hoody. National team stars Virat Kohli and Sreesanth model these signature pieces in the kit.

The N98 Team India Black Pack jacket is the ultimate evolution of the classic original created by Nike in 1998. Every detail of the pure black jacket was carefully considered for style and performance: flat-knit ribbing of the chin-high neck collar, cuffs and bottom hem, and the double welt front pockets with laser-cut bonded zips.

Beautifully simplistic in its design and crafted from high quality pique fabric, Nike Sportswear’s Grand Slam Polo breathes better than traditional polos thanks to a subtle, vented collar construction knit on the inside of the back collar.

The icon of Nike sportswear, the signature AW77 hooded jacket, is regenerated in black. Seams are bonded, cuffs are flat-knit and the hood is multi-panel – every detail is as exact as an opening batter’s stroke.

All three garments feature the three stars displayed boldly above the woven BCCI crest: a celebration of past victories and a spur to future glories.