The Indian cricket team on Thursday (August 16) started their new season with the launch of a new national T20 jersey by the Indian Cricket Board's apparel sponsors, Nike. Captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni launched the jersey which has the tricolour across the left half of the shoulder. Team India will begin their season with the home Test series against New Zealand at Hyderabad on August 23. The visitors will play one more Test at Bangalore before ending their tour with two T20 Internationals at Vizag and Chennai. This will be followed by the ICC World T20 Championship in Sri Lanka from September 18 to October 7. The season will continue with the visit by England and Australia before the IPL.