Kern India, Kern!

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The Indian cricket team are the current world champs of One Day cricket. They have a fantastic team with a lot of class and style. That’s why it is all the more striking that their uniforms are so desperately in need of a designers eye.

Above are some screenshots from recent matches- against Sri Lanka and England in 2014. The player’s names on the back of their jerseys show irregular kerning- the spacing between the letters. Raina reads as R-aina, vice-captain Virat reads as Vira-t and poor Umesh Yadav’s name has been stretched way out across the jersey. The letters should look more even to the eye, without the gaps. Like the rest of the team, the letters should be well-knit and closely spaced. Kern India, kern!