Lucknow Super Giants, the new franchise of the Indian Premier League, on Wednesday announced the replacement for injured England pacer Mark Wood.
Sanjiv Goenka owned franchise signed Australia fast bowler Andrew Tye for his base price of INR 1 crore ahead of the IPL 2022 season as a replacement for Mark Wood.
Mark Wood suffered an elbow injury during England’s first Test against the West Indies earlier this month.
“Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) have signed Andrew Tye as a replacement for the injured England pacer Mark Wood,” stated an official IPL release.
Earlier it was reported that Lucknow Super Giants were interested in signing Bangladesh pacer Taskin Ahmed but Bangladesh Cricket Board refused to give him NOC given they have an important series lined-up.
Andrew Tye has represented Australia in 32 T20Is and picked 47 wickets. The right-arm pacer has played 27 IPL matches so far and picked 40 wickets. He won the Purple Cap in 2018 while playing for Punjab Kings (then Kings XI Punjab), for his 24 wickets in 14 matches.
Lucknow Super Giants, who will be making their debut in the tournament this season – will begin their IPL 2022 campaign on March 28 when they take on Gujarat Titans at the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.