Australia –led by Steve Smith won the prestigious Ashes title 2017-18 with the help of their world-class pace attack. However, when the ODI series started, their bowling attack lacked the arsenal that was visible in the Test series.
Currently, the hosts are playing England without the services of their Ashes heroes Josh Hazlewood (rested) and off-spinner Nathan Lyon (overlooked). Pacers Mitchell Starc and Pat Cummins failed to stop England batters from making runs in the series opener at the MCG.
England’s dynamic opener Jason Roy played a record knock of 180 that helped the Lions to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series in Australia, which means that Australia now will definitely look to make some changes for the second ODI, starting at The Gabba on 19 January, after their 5-wicket defeat in Melbourne.
Australian paceman Andrew Tye, who caught the attention of the Australian selectors with his stellar show in the Big Bash League (BBL) for Perth Scorchers, made his One Day debut at the MCG on Sunday, but went wicket-less in the match, finishing with the economical figures of 0-43 from 10 overs.
The 31-year-old fast bowler said that the transition to the white ball cricket is something he is still adjusting to. Although, Tye is confident of replicating T20 success in the One Day cricket.
According to a report in the official website of Cricket Australia, Tye told reporters in Brisbane, “That's all part of the learning curve; figuring out how the best way for me to attack it at that level is. It's a completely different sort of environment; you've got a bit more time in 50-over cricket (as a batsman), don't have to be all crash and bash.”
The West Australian paceman further said that he would have to employ his weapons at the right moments rather possessing a bag of tricks during the Brisbane ODI against England. He further added on the same, “It all depends on how I feel at the time, what the game situation's like, what I think we might need as a team to get a batsman out of a rhythm.”
He also doesn’t believe in putting pressure on himself after one or few bad show, saying, “A wicket or two would've been handy, but it wasn't as bad as it could've been. I'm not putting any pressure on myself to try and get wickets because if you do that they don't generally come.”
However, with the disappointing debut, Tye could have to combat with Scorchers teammate Jyhe Richardson to play in the Gabba ODI.