Things went from bad to worse when Rajasthan Royals pacer Andrew Tye opted out of the Indian Premier League 2021. He has reportedly left the Royals bubble and flown back to Australia. After Liam Livingstone and Ben Stokes, Tye is the third overseas player from the Royals camp to have opted out of the tournament.Also Read - From Definitely Not To Definitely Playing Next Year, MS Dhoni Ends Speculation On IPL Future With CSK
The reason for Tye pulling out is not known as yet. There is no official confirmation about this piece of news from the Rajasthan Royals camp. Also Read - RR vs CSK IPL 2022 Match Prediction Video: Who Will Win Today’s IPL Match Between Rajasthan Royals And Chennai Super Kings?
Now, RR is left with merely four overseas players. The current overseas players playing for RR are Jos Buttler, Chris Morris, David Miller, and Mustafizur Rahman. Also Read - Virat Kohli Gives Batting Tips to Afghan Stars After RCB Beat GT; Heartwarming Pic Goes VIRAL
With Tye out of the mix, Royals now find their campaign in tatters.
The Royals have not had the best of the tournament thus far. They have played five matches and won two. After three consecutive losses, RR bounced back to winning ways on Saturday with a win over Kolkata Knight Riders.
Meanwhile, Andre Tye has played 27 IPL matches in which he has scalped 40 wickets at an average of 21.48 and an economy rate of 8.47. The Australian is well known for his slow ball variations and also has an accurate knuckleball under his armoury. Tye was roped in by Rajasthan Royals for his base price of INR 1 crore in the IPL 2020 auction.
Tye had successful campaign in Big Bash League 2020-21 as he scalped 21 wickets in 17 matches at an average of 20.62 while playing for Perth Scorchers.
On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals won their previous match against Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets. After losing the services of Andrew Tye, it is going to become even more difficult for the inaugural champions as they don’t have any backup overseas players.