The Australian pacer made a dream debut in the IPL with a stunning five-fer that included a hat-trick. Drafted into the side to boost Gujarat Lions' bowling stocks, Tye delivered immediately with a wicket via a knuckle ball in his very first over.
After picking up Rising Pune Supergiant allrounder Ben Stokes later with another knuckle ball, Tye picked up wickets off three successive deliveries in the final over of the innings to complete his hat-trick. Many bowlers were seen using the knuckle ball frequently in the tournament after Tye's exploits. Andrew Tye (5/17) vs Rising Pune Supergiant.