In what is more bad news for Rajasthan Royals (RR), Australian pacer Andrew Tye has pulled out of the 2021 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and left for home. The news arrives after Liam Livingstone also took a similar decision due to bio-bubble fatigue. With Jofra Archer and Ben Stokes already ruled out of the tournament as well, RR are seriously bereft of options to choose from.
RR currently have two wins out of their first five matches and are currently in the 6th spot on the points table. The side has looked rusty at most times although they came up with a comprehensive win in yesterday’s match against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The hero in the win as well as in their previous one was their most expensive buy at the auction, Chris Morris who has shone with both bat and ball.
RR left with just four overseas options following Andrew Tye’s withdrawal
Reports came in today from various sources including Cricbuzz that Andrew Tye left for Australia in the morning. Rajasthan Royals have also confirmed the same. It is noteworthy that the Aussie pacer has not featured a lot in the IPL for the RR franchise although he was an integral part for his previous franchises Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) and Gujarat Lions (GL), where he even took a hat-trick (for GL).
With Tye gone, RR have just four overseas options available in Chris Morris, David Miller, Jos Buttler and Mustafizur Rahman. It is worth noting that various reports have stated that Rassie van der Dussen has already been roped in as a replacement for Ben Stokes. Replacements for the likes of Archer, Livingstone and Tye have not yet been named and it remains to be seen who gets named.