IPL: 5 players who were a hit last year but have failed in this season so far
These players were expected to be consistent this year but they have surprisingly failed.
Updated - Apr 7, 2019 12:48 pm
2. Andrew Tye (KXIP)
With 24 wickets in 14 matches, Andrew Tye was the leading wicket-taker in the 2018 edition of the IPL. His “knuckle ball” and “cutters” were too good for the batsmen and with many impressive performances, he became the go-to bowler for Kings XI last year. With his clever pace variations, Tye became an extremely reliable slog-overs bowler for the Punjab team. He completely justified the Rs 7.2 Crore bid in the auctions by bagging the Purple Cap last year.
Andrew Tye has somewhat faded away after that. He has been in and out of the Australian team and was eventually dropped from the ODI side last year after a poor outing against the English team. He came to the 2019 season of IPL with some form in the Big Bash League (BBL) where he was back among the wickets.
But Tye has failed miserably in the three matches he has played so far. He has been leaking more than 9 runs per over and has just picked two wickets till now. With just four foreign players allowed in the side, the Western Australian needs a game-changing performance very soon to keep his place in the team.