From Brett Lee to Shaun Tait and to Mitchell Starc, Australia have produced many bowlers that can hit the 150km/hr mark without breaking much sweat. Andrew Tye is known more for his variations than bowling quick but the pacer now wants to hit the 150km/h mark consistently. The 34 year old believes that he’s already added a yard in his pace with his new bowling action. Tye is the part of Australia’s squad that’s in NewZealand to play a 5 match T20I series. The bowler believes that he has never bowled as quick as he’s bowling now.
‘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,” Tye said.
He further said that changing the action at this stage of the career wasn’t easy but he’s happy to have done that. Tye was fine form in the Big Bash League and helped Perth scorchers reach the finals. He finished the season with 21 wickets at an economy of 7.99. He was rewarded for his excellent show and was selected in the Australian squad for the New Zealand tour. Tye revealed that Aaron Finch advised him to be wary of bowling too many cutters as it may affect his pace but the pacer was confident that it won’t happen.
“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,” Tye said.