Andrew Tye will not feature in this year’s T20 blast competition for Gloucestershire
Australia pacer Andrew Tye will not feature in this year’s T20 blast competition for Gloucestershire.
Tye injured his shoulder while playing for Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League and had to undergo surgery.
Gloucestershire coach Richard Dawson confirmed the news on Thursday (May 18), “Andrew went home to Australia and had surgery, and now he’s got to rehab his shoulder that he can come back to full fitness.”
Dawson expressed disappointment over the development, “It’s disappointing for us because he performed well last year, and for him because he was doing well in the IPL. We obviously wish him a speedy recovery.”
The club is yet to announce the replacement for the 30-year-old Australian pacer. Tye’s is not the first case of Gloucestershire missing out on a pacer. The South West England county side continue to await the return of left-arm seamer David Payne who underwent a hernia operation.
T20 Blast starts in July and Gloucestershire will open their campaign against Middlesex.