IPL 2018: "You can't take getting hit personally in T20", says Andrew Tye

Andrew Tye has been really good for Kings XI Punjab this year.

Andrew Tye pic credit IANS

Andrew Tye, the right-arm Kings XI Punjab fast bowler, has come out and expressed that bowling in the end overs is a very difficult art and a bowler can't be emotional and take getting hit for a boundary personally. 

The Australian has taken 12 wickets for KXIP at an average of 23.08 and has been trusted by Ravichandran Ashwin, the KXIP Captain, to bowl at the death. 

Andrew Tye was recently quoted saying about his game and the challenge that comes with it as, "I bowl to Chris (Gayle) in the nets and that is challenging enough, you can't take things personally in this format. You will get hit for a six but you can't react emotionally. The nature of this format is such (you are always at risk of being hammered)"

"You can limit the damage by executing your plans the best you can," 

These two lines, where he talks about not taking being hit personally and trying to limit the overall damage are very crucial for a bowler to excel in this format. 

Tye further stated, "Besides Gayle, you got so many dangerous players even in other teams. You got Kohli (Virat) and AB (de Villiers), Rohit (Sharma) and Suryakumar (Yadav). There are always different guys you have not seen and they can surprise you. And there are guys you have seen a lot of but they are so good that you can't get them out. It is always a challenge,"

Andrew Tye has now become a crucial part of Australian T20 set-up as well. He talked about this responsibility by saying, "I started playing professional cricket very late, therefore I came into the international set-up late. I have started slow and I don't hide away from that. But I have got some performances on board and it is developing nicely," 

Tye also talked about the grueling demands of doing the tough jobs in two T20 leagues, i.e IPL and BBL. He said, "Both (IPL and BBL) are tough in their own right. Both are played in different conditions. The wickets are slower here compared to the Big Bash, grounds are smaller in some instances, you are playing against best players in the world. You have to find a way to adjust,"


By Kashish Chadha - 08 May, 2018

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