Top 5 bowling performances of Andrew Tye in IPL

Kings XI Punjab's Andrew Tye

Top 5 bowling performances of Andrew Tye in IPL

Andrew Tye is neither a bowler with indescribable pace, nor is he the most indispensable bowler of his national side, Australia. In fact, he often is left out of the Australian side. Despite that, Gujarat Lions spent INR 5 crores on him in 2017, for a specific reason. Though not the fastest, Tye has some great trickery in his kitty. Lions knew all about his knuckleballs, and his ability to fool the batsman with his slower deliveries.

After a successful first season, he fetched an ever-higher price of INR 7.2 crores in 2018. Just like his salary, his performance also underwent a raise. But things turned upside down last year, and now Tye finds himself at Rajasthan Royals with a contract of INR 1 crore. But with a major auction coming up next year, a few good spells can fetch him the big bucks again. In his short IPL career, he already has some brilliant spells to his name.

Let us have a look at the top 5 bowling performances of Andrew Tye in IPL:

5. 4/34 vs Rajasthan Royals


The first mention on this list of top 5 bowling performances of Andrew Tye in IPL is from his best-ever season – 2018. This 4-wicket haul came when Kings XI Punjab locked horns with Rajasthan Royals at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium. Royals batter first, and Tye provided Punjab with the first breakthrough of the match in the 4th over.

His first victim was Ajinkya Rahane. Jos Buttler then started a carnage, and there was little Tye could do about it. But when he was re-introduced in the attack, he got rid of Buttler’s countryman, the dangerous Ben Stokes. In the same over, he added further two wickets to his name, with Jofra Archer and Jaydev Unadkat being his latest victims.

4. 4/41 vs Kolkata Knight Riders


This entry is once again from 2018, a season where Tye scalped three 4-wicket hauls. This particular one came when Kolkata Knight Riders travelled to Indore to face Tye’s Punjab. Batting first, they had a great start, but the Australian gave them their first breakthrough yet again.

This time, he got rid of his fellow Aussie Chris Lynn. Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa went all guns blazing post that, but when Tye was called back, he got rid of them both in the same over. His final victim of the match was the Caribbean superstar Andre Russell. Despite Tye’s wickets, Punjab eventually lost this game.

3. 3/12 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore

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Kings XI Punjab paid the hefty sum that they did for Tye, because of performances such as this. When Royal Challengers Bangalore hosted Gujarat Lions at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Andrew Tye was at the top of his game.

Bangalore batted first and lost Virat Kohli in the second over. Tye joined the wicket-takers column in the 5th over, when he got the better of the mighty Chris Gayle. In his next ball, he got the wicket of his countryman Travis Head. His final wicket of the game came in the 16th over, when he got the wicket of Mandeep Singh. Tye’s spell helped Lions restrict Bangalore to just 134, which they managed to chase down with incredible ease.

2. 4/16 vs Mumbai Indians

This entry on the list of top 5 bowling performances of Andrew Tye in IPL is once again from the 2018 season. Here, Tye faced Mumbai Indians at Wankhede Stadium, in the business end of the league phases. Once again, Punjab bowled first and Tye gave them their first wicket.

Evin Lewis was the first to over, and in Tye’s next over, youngster Ishan Kishan followed suit. In the next ball, Tye added another wicket to his name as he got the wicket of opener Suryakumar Yadav. His last wicket of the game came later when Hardik Pandya enrolled his name in the list of players who were tricked by Tye. His performance ultimately went in vain, as Indians won the match.

1. 5/17 vs Rising Pune Supergiant


This particular spell of 2017 became the best spell of that edition of IPL. It was a match between Gujarat Lions and Rising Pune Supergiant at the Saurashtra Cricket Association Stadium. Again bowling first, Tye got his first wicket in the 6th over, when Rahul Tripathi failed to decipher his trickery.

His next scalp came way later in the 13th over, but this was the massive wicket of Ben Stokes. Things were a quiet post that, but Tye exploded in the last over and got a hat-trick. Ankit Sharma, Manoj Tiwary and Shardul Thakur were his victims.