India v Australia T20s
Tye to replace Cummins in T20 squad
Western Australian called into Australia's T20 squad with Pat Cummins to be put on ice for the Ashes
Martin Smith in Bengaluru
26 September 2017, 06:30 PM AEST
Australia have recalled T20 specialist Andrew Tye to replace Pat Cummins for their upcoming T20 series against India.
Last week, Cummins was withdrawn from the three-match T20 series, starting on October 7, and will return home to Australia after the current one-day series in order to rest ahead of the Magellan Ashes this summer.
Tye, who played the last of his five T20s for Australia in February, has been called in to join fellow pacemen Nathan Coulter-Nile, Kane Richardson and uncapped left-armer Jason Behrendorff.
One of the best performers in the KFC BBL in recent years, Tye hasn't played any cricket since he dislocated his shoulder in the Indian Premier League in April.
After having surgery to repair the joint, the 30-year-old also had to pull out of playing for Gloucestershire in England's T20 competition.
Having sat on the bench for the two preceding seasons of the lucrative IPL, Tye had had a debut to remember for the Gujarat Lions this year.
The Western Australian completed a hat-trick against Pune and finished with 5-17 from his four overs in a match-winning effort, and sat equal third on the IPL leading wicket-takers list when he flew home.
Despite only playing six games out of a possible 14 for the tournament, Tye finished as Gujarat's leading wicket-taker with 12 scalps at 11.75, while his economy rate of 6.71 was the fourth best among bowlers with at least 10 wickets.
Tye's call-up means Western Australia will have to replace him for the second half of the JLT One-Day Cup, which starts on Wednesday.
Australia will be looking to end a six-match T20 losing streak against India in the matches in Ranchi, Guwahati and Hyderabad.
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Australia ODI squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Ashton Agar, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Patrick Cummins, James Faulkner, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb, Travis Head, Glenn Maxwell, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Wade, Adam Zampa.
Australia T20 squad: Steve Smith (c), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.
India ODI squad: Virat Kohli (c), Rohit Sharma (vc), KL Rahul, Manish Pandey, Kedar Jadhav, Ajinkya Rahane, MS Dhoni (wk), Hardik Pandya, Axar Patel, Kuldeep Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal, Jasprit Bumrah, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Shami.
September 17: India won by 26 runs (DLS Method)
September 21: India won by 50 runs
September 24: India won by five wickets
September 28: M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
October 1: VCA Stadium, Nagpur
October 7: JSCA International Stadium, Ranchi
October 10: Barsapara Stadium, Guwahati
October 13: Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad