Tye confident of success after a reasonable outing in the 1st ODI loss

The 31-year old made his debut for Australia in the first ODI against England at the MCG.

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Andrew Tye of the Scorchers celebrates the wicket of Marcus Harris. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

England opener Jason Roy demolished the Australian bowling lineup during his blistering knock of 180 in the first ODI of the 5-match series. Australia had given a target of 305 after batting first but Roy was difficult to handle for the Australian bowlers. Andrew Tye who made his ODI debut in the match where he bowled well but went wicket-less.

31-year-old Andrew Tye has been a star performer for his side in the Big Bash League for his side Perth Scorchers. Against England, his deliveries didn’t trouble the batters much as they played him calmly without much of a trouble. Australia had rested Josh Hazelwood for the ODIs. Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins couldn’t trouble the English batsmen either as they gave away 134 runs in their 20 overs and picked up 2 wickets each but not before they were taken to the cleaners by the England opener.


Confident in my abilities: Tye

Former England cricketer Kevin Pietersen who was on Channel 9 questioned If the Scorchers’ player can replicate his success of T20 cricket in the 50-over games. He while talking to the reporters in Brisbane said that one(batsmen) gets more time in the 50-over games. He accepted the fact that at the start things won’t be easy but he was confident in his abilities which will bring him the success.

“That’s all part of the learning curve; figuring out how the best way for me to attack it at that level is,” he told the media persons.

He said that he was disappointed with the fact that he didn’t get wickets and would’ve loved to get a wicket or two in the debut game but also said that he is not putting any pressure on himself to try too hard to get the wickets. “I’m not putting any pressure on myself to try and get wickets because if you do that they don’t generally come,” said Tye.

Australia now takes on England in the second ODI on 19th of January which can see the return of Josh Hazelwood into the side which will make the bowling unit of Australia stronger.