Andrew Tye plans on becoming T20 journeyman
Australian pacer Andrew Tye, who returned to the national side after two years for the series against England, stated that he would like to travel around the world playing different T20 leagues going forward in his career.
Tye, 34, was out of the game since October last year owing to an elbow injury. After the series against England, he will be travelling to the UAE to join the Rajasthan Royals for this year’s IPL.
“I think there’ll be enough cricket for me to play but then it’s just up to me in deciding what works for me,” said Tye. “I could go to Canada, I could go to the South African Mzanzi Super League, there’s PSL (Pakistan Super League), there’s BPL (Bangladesh Premier League).”
The injury to his elbow during a national team training session prompted Tye on having doubts on his future as a Cricketer.
He said, “I broke down on the phone crying to my partner. I’d worked so hard to get back in the team and then this happened. It was a tough summer watching a lot of cricket and not playing, being frustrated at the injury which wasn’t coming along quite as quickly as it could.
“Since all that I’ve had a lot of time at home and really enjoyed it. It’s been the best preparation really, the longest time in 10 years I’ve spent at home. When I injured myself 10 months ago it was a possibility I wouldn’t get back in. I was hopeful, though, with it being back-to-back T20 World Cup years that there would still be a chance and they would give me a crack to get my spot back.
“Then when all the coronavirus happened you are uncertain and you just never know, so very pumped to be back in Australia colours. My bowling feels (the) best it ever has. I have made a few slight tweaks to my action and worked pretty closely with Matt Mason this year. I have never doubted my bowling.”
Currently, Tye aims to redeem himself in the country where he lost his ODI spot in 2018. England smashed the pacer for 100 runs in his nine overs in a game where they made 481 – the highest score in ODI cricket.
Tye said about that forgettable experience, “It was a freak of nature. Sometimes they happen. You don’t plan for them or foresee them coming.
“I’ve learnt my lessons from that game. I quite often get reminded of it. My last game there probably wasn’t the greatest. It’s a good challenge to come back and learn from those lessons. Hopefully, we get the better of (them) this time.”