IPL 2018: Andrew Tye achieves unique distinction in the IPL history

Tye is currently the proud holder of the Purple Cap

Andrew Tye
Kings XI Punjab’s Andrew Tye celebrates fall of Suryakumar Yadav’s wicket. (Photo by IANS)

Australian cricketer Andrew Tye is one of the unsung top performers of the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League. Tye is currently the proud holder of the Purple Cap and is leading the charts by quite a significant margin. The Aussie all-rounder is renowned for bowling exceptionally well in the death overs and has some seriously threatening variations.

This season, he has been a key part of the Kings XI Punjab set up. He has consistently performed for his side irrespective of the end result that the team has had to endure eventually in the matches. Currently, the Kings are hanging by the cliff in the race to make it to the playoffs. While the fortunes of the team remains to be seen in the coming week, Andrew Tye, on the personal front, has entered the record books already.

The pace bowler has become the first player to take three four wicket hauls in a single season of the IPL. Also, he is right up there with the contention of bagging the most number of four wicket hauls in the history of the IPL. Currently, Lasith Malinga tops this list with 5 four wicket hauls to his name. Meanwhile, Andrew Tye and L Balaji have registered 4 four wicket hauls each to be at the second place. Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Munaf Patel have 3 four wicket hauls each.

Tye’s monumental numbers

Commenting more on Tye’s achievement, the feat is totally monumental. The reason behind this being the fact that he has achieved these numbers in the span of four matches. He entered the record books when he took his third four wicket haul of the season in the game against Mumbai Indians in Mumbai.

He dismissed Suryakumar Yadav, Evin Lewis, Ishan Kishan and Hardik Pandya to finish with figures of 4/16 in the match. Earlier, he had bagged 4/41 against the Kolkata Knight Riders. Prior to that, he had returned with figures of 4/34 in an away game against the Rajasthan Royals.

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