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Andrew James Tye (born 12 December 1986) is an Australian cricketer who plays One Day Internationals (ODIs) and Twenty20 Internationals (T20Is) for the Australian national cricket team. At the domestic level he plays for Western Australia, Kings XI Punjab, Gloucestershire County Cricket Club and Perth Scorchers. He is most famous for his use of the knuckle ball and wide variation of pace.

Andrew Tye
2018. T20 NZL innings, SCG-0001 (38618205890) (Tye cropped).jpg
Tye in 2018
Personal information
Full nameAndrew James Tye
Born (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 32)
Perth, Western Australia
Height1.91 m (6 ft 3 in)
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 222)14 January 2018 v England
Last ODI19 June 2018 v England
ODI shirt no.68
T20I debut (cap 78)29 January 2016 v India
Last T20I25 November 2018 v India
T20I shirt no.68
Domestic team information
2013/14–presentWestern Australia
2013/14Sydney Thunder
2014/15–presentPerth Scorchers
2017Gujarat Lions
2018–presentKings XI Punjab
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I LA T20
Matches 7 26 40 138
Runs scored 57 61 221 395
Batting average 14.25 10.16 14.73 11.96
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 19 20 28* 42
Balls bowled 387 551 2,066 3,026
Wickets 12 37 88 188
Bowling average 32.66 22.02 21.52 21.57
5 wickets in innings 1 0 4 2
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 5/46 4/23 6/46 5/17
Catches/stumpings 1/– 8/– 10/– 44/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 14 August 2019


Early careerEdit

From the northern suburbs of Perth, Tye played second XI cricket in England for Somerset, Durham and Northamptonshire before making his list A debut in the 2013–14 Ryobi One-Day Cup aged 26.[1] He performed extremely well, taking the second most wickets in the tournament and returning the best single innings bowling figures of 5 wickets for 46 runs against Tasmania.[2][3]

Following his impressive performances in the One Day tournament, he signed with the Sydney Thunder for the 2013–14 Big Bash League season.[4] For the 2014–15 Big Bash League season however, he switched to play for the Perth Scorchers.[5]

He was seen as a breakout player in BBL04, with Australian T20 captain Aaron Finch labelling him as the 'find of the tournament'. He enjoyed success with the team, and was a focal contributor to Perth's second successive Big Bash League title.

At grade cricket level, Tye plays for Scarborough.[1]

Indian Premier LeagueEdit

Tye was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the auction for the 2015 Indian Premier League but did not play in the IPL until 2017 when he played for Gujarat Lions. On his debut he took a five-wicket haul, including a hat-trick. His bowling figures of 5/17 were the best by a bowler on debut in the IPL.[6][7][8] In January 2018 he was bought by Kings XI Punjab in the 2018 IPL auction.[9] He went on to win the Purple Cap for the 2018 IPL season for taking the most wickets (24) during the season.[10] For his performances in the 2018 IPL season, he was named in the Cricinfo and Cricbuzz IPL XI.[11][12]

He was also named in the T20 XI of the year 2018 by Cricinfo. [13]

International careerEdit

He made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against India on 29 January 2016.[14]

In January 2018, he was named in Australia's One Day International (ODI) squad for their series against England.[15] He made his ODI debut for Australia against England on 14 January 2018.[16]

In April 2018, he was awarded a national contract by Cricket Australia for the 2018–19 season.[17][18]

He went on to become the leading wicket taker in T20IS in 2018 with 31 wickets.[19]


  1. ^ a b "Player profile: Andrew Tye". Western Australian Cricket Association. Archived from the original on 25 October 2014. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Records, Ryobi One-Day Cup, 2013/14, Most wickets". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 13 October 2014.
  3. ^ Croy, Liam (9 November 2013). "Tye's patiences pays off". The West Australian.
  4. ^ Croy, Liam (4 December 2013). "All-rounder ready to Tye one on in Big Bash". The West Australian.
  5. ^ Elborough, Brad (9 September 2014). "Adam Voges to captain Perth Scorchers in Big Bash League".
  6. ^ "Two hat-tricks in a day: Tye, Badree make IPL history – Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  7. ^ "Debutant Tye's five-for fashions Lions' first win". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  8. ^ "Tye's knuckle ball punches wind out of Pune". Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 April 2017.
  9. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  10. ^ "IPL 2018 Purple Cap: KXIP's Andrew Tye finishes as the tournament's leading wicket taker". Moneycontrol. Retrieved 28 May 2018.
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  14. ^ "India tour of Australia, 2nd T20I: Australia v India at Melbourne, Jan 29, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 29 January 2016.
  15. ^ "Lynn replaces Maxwell in Australia ODI squad". International Cricket Council. Retrieved 3 January 2018.
  16. ^ "1st ODI (D/N), England tour of Australia and New Zealand at Melbourne, Jan 14 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 14 January 2018.
  17. ^ "Carey, Richardson gain contracts as Australia look towards World Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  18. ^ "Five new faces on CA contract list". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 11 April 2018.
  19. ^ "Most T20I Wickets in 2018". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 31 December 2018.

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