Australian fast bowler Andrew Tye who had a good Big Bash league this season is hoping to hit the 150km/hr-mark consistently with his new bowling action. The 34-year-old bowled really well in the BBL after adding a bit of pace by slightly changing his action and is looking to improve further. He picked 21 wickets to his name at an economy of 7.99 and finished as the sixth-highest wicket-taker in the BBL10.
His excellent performances led the Perth Scorchers into extending his contract for another two years after the franchise reached the final. There were a lot of talks about the dipping performances of Andrew Tye in the last few years after having a breakout IPL season in 2018 earning him the purple cap. He increased a yard of pace to his bowling which helped him to nail his yorkers and deceive the batsman with his pace variations.
“It’s Definitely The Quickest I’ve Ever Bowled Consistently” – Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye told that he is able to generate a lot more pace with the new action consistently and he hoped to hit the 150km/hr mark more often. Tye brought out the difficulties behind changing his action late in his career and admitted that he hurt his rib trying to get comfortable with the new action. He expressed his delight in the action allowing him to bowl at good speeds.
“‘It’s definitely the quickest I’ve ever bowled consistently. I can only get fitter and stronger, and as I continue to bowl with that action, hopefully, I’ll be able to generate a bit more. And, who knows, I’d love to be able to consistently hit 150,” Andrew Tye said.
“It was a bit rough at first, getting used to (the new action), and I hurt my rib pretty badly because of the slight change of action and the way I crunched down. But since then, I’ve felt really comfortable with it, it’s coming naturally to me now, and it feels really good,” he added.
“I Lost That Little Bit Of Zip” – Andrew Tye
Andrew Tye admitted that he lost the little bit of zip he had and also told about Aaron Finch already warning him four years ago about this. Andrew Tye tried to vary his pace a lot and bowled a lot more slowed deliveries which were effective at the first, but did not have the best of times after that. Now, his gathering of pace makes him a more lethal bowler.
“Aaron Finch said to me about four years ago … to just be wary of bowling too many slower balls and to not lose that pace that I had, I was very confident that I wasn’t going to, but somehow, I lost that little bit of zip,” Andrew Tye said.
Tye is currently in quarantine for the five-match T20 series against New Zealand.