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Andrew Tye replaces Pat Cummins in T20I squad

Andrew Tye makes comeback from long-term injury
Andrew Tye makes comeback from long-term injury

Australia have drafted in fast bowler Andrew Tye as a replacement for Pat Cummins for the upcoming Twenty20 International series against India.

Tye's last professional game was in April when he sustained a dislocated shoulder during his stint with the Gujarat Lions in the Indian Premier League tournament and has been sidelined since then.

The 30-year-old's last appearance for Australia came back in February during the T20I series against Sri Lanka and has overall played five games in the shorter format, picking five wickets as well.

The decision follows after Australian selectors have opted to rest Cummins to manage his workload ahead of the all-important home Ashes series that begins in November.

Australia have already lost the ongoing five match One-Day International series against India after defeats in the first three matches played in Chennai, Kolkata and Indore.

The three T20Is will be played in Ranchi, Guwahati and Hyderabad between 7th and 13th October.

Australia Twenty20 International squad:

Steve Smith (captain), David Warner, Jason Behrendorff, Dan Christian, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Aaron Finch, Travis Head, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Tim Paine, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Andrew Tye

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