Andrew Tye has shown that a cricket career does not have to obey a series of universal rules. If that were the case, Tye, who debuted for Western Australia at the age of 26, would not have reached the amount of recognition he has since. He went from becoming a latecomer to state cricket to winning the Purple Cap in his second IPL season and becoming one of the world’s most deadly T20 bowlers.
Tye made his domestic One-Day debut against Queensland in 2013 at the age of 26, which is not the typical age for a player to make his debut for his state side. With 13 wickets at an average of just 19.30, he was an instant sensation and ended second on the top wicket-taker lists. All of this happened before he had made his first-class debut in Hobart against Tasmania.
While only appearing in nine first-class matches and 29 List-A games for Western Australia since then, he has developed into a valued asset for the Perth Scorchers in the BBL. His near-automatic ability to target yorkers and exceptional deception have made him a valuable commodity in the shortest style.
Even though he did not play in the IPL 2015, he was signed by Chennai Super Kings ahead of the tournament. However, his signing by Gujarat Lions ahead of the IPL 2016 was unsurprising, particularly after Aaron Finch dubbed Tye the “find of the tournament” in BBL 04 as Perth Scorchers won their second title. But the biggest surprise was that he was acquired for just 50 lakh. He didn’t feature in the 2016 season, but he did play six games in the 10th edition of the IPL before an injury cut short what was shaping up to be a breakthrough season.
He made history in his IPL debut for Gujarat Lions against Royal Challengers Bangalore, not only by picking up a hat-trick but also by recording the highest figures by a bowler in an IPL debut.
He was the target of a major bidding war ahead of the IPL 2018 season, which was unsurprising. Kings XI Punjab finally got his signature for 7.2 crores. Even though Kings XI struggled to qualify for the IPL 2018 playoffs, he immediately repaid the team’s confidence in him by finishing with 24 wickets and winning the Purple Hat. However, ahead of the 2020 IPL auction, he was released by Kings XI Punjab and sold for 1 crore (US$140,000) to Rajasthan Royals for the 2020 season, where he will be hoping to make a comeback.
Tye’s outstanding performances in the BBL earned him a place in the Australian T20 team in early 2016, and he made his international debut against India in Melbourne on January 29, 2016, at the age of 29. Since then, he has been a fixture in Australia’s limited-overs team, having been included in the squad for the 2016 World T20 in India.
Tye will be hoping that a hat-trick on IPL debut and a Purple Cap in his second IPL season was just the start of a fruitful career, despite his returns for Australia in both ODIs and T20Is not being as good as his results in the BBL and IPL.
Andrew Tye made his One-Day International debut against England at the famed Melbourne Cricket Ground on June 19, 2018. (MCG). With Aaron Finch’s scintillating century, Australia posted a mammoth total of 304 in their first innings. Tye was also given the opportunity to use the willow in the latter stages of the campaign, and he managed to stay in the game on 4. Tye bowled ten overs but failed to pick up a single wicket as England chased down the total with five wickets to spare.
Andrew Tye (born December 12, 1986) is a right-handed fast bowler who specialises in limited overs cricket. It’s no wonder that he was one of the most sought-after players in T20 leagues around the world, with the potential to bowl yorkers at will and enough variations to keep batsmen guessing. Few people have the potential to do what Tye has accomplished in his later years.