Australian pacer Andrew Tye is set to replace Mark Wood for the ongoing season of Tata IPL 2022. The fierce English bowler sustained an elbow injury at the first test against West Indies where he was ruled out for an unforeseeable future. The management of Lucknow Super Giants declared the news via social media.
Mark Wood was bought by the Lucknow Super Giants franchise at the recently conducted auctions for a whopping amount of Rs. 7.5 crore. Wood was seen in fine touch at the West Indies tour where he produced a devastating impact by destroying the top order. Wood was also bowling well in the nets.
Meanwhile, Andrew Tye is in terrific form at the current domestic season. The pacer performed magnificently for Perth Scorchers at the recently concluded Big Bash League where he picked up 3 wickets for 15 runs in the final. Interestingly, the Scorchers seized the 2022 title. With the addition of Tye, Lucknow Super Giants avail the services of a death bowling specialist.
Tye has picked up 40 wickets in 27 IPL matches. He was awarded the Purple Cap in the 2018 edition. He has played 32 T20Is for Australia and picked up 47 wickets.
Along with the Australian spearhead, Lucknow’s bowling attack is ready to command with the addition of emerging Indian pacer Avesh Khan and Sri Lankan bowler Dushmantha Chameera. Apart from the frontline bowlers, Lucknow also has bowling options in the form of Ankit Rajpoot and overseas all-rounders Jason Holder, Marcus Stoinis and Kyle Mayers.
Lucknow Super Giants are set to kick off their campaign against another new franchise Gujarat Titans at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on 28th March.