England Cricket have released their new kits for the 2017 season

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This week, the new England cricket shirts were launched for the 2017 season, revealing that Natwest and New Balance were to be the new sponsors.

The Test cricket shirt was given a more traditional makeover, while the new ODI and T20 shirts were given a more modern look.

When Joe Root was asked about the new Test strip, he replied by saying: "It's as traditional as it gets, isn't it?

"It's what Test cricket is about. I've not played in one like this for England before. I'm glad to see New Balance have embraced that, and it fits in perfectly with how we want to play Test cricket."

His new whites are part of a five-year deal with New Balance, worth £2million per year, which will provide a new blue strip for Morgan's one-day international team and red and blue hoops for Twenty20s.

However, although the Test kit looks rather smart, the same cannot be said for the T20 shirt, and that's where cricket fans have vented their frustrations.

After @englandcricket posted a picture of all the new shirts, it's safe to say they didn't get the response they were after.

Twitter users were quick to slaughter the T20 shirt, and you can read some of the best replies below.

So as you can tell, plenty of unhappy England fans, and trust us, there are many, many more tweets similar to those above. 

While Root may be satisfied over the Test shirt, it was clear to see from Twitter that the ODI and in particular the new T20 shirt that Morgan was showing off divided opinion a great deal.

In striking contrast to the classical, traditional Test kit, this T20 kit is vibrant and colourful. Yet, perhaps it's the mixture of both red and blue that has got fans so outraged.

With one of the busiest summers coming up that one can remember, with the ICC champions trophy and Test series against South Africa and West Indies, fans will certainly be seeing the kit very frequently and will have to put their grievances to the side and get used to it.

Hopefully this kit will see England win a limited overs tournament and later in the year retain The Ashes Down Under.

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