Andrew Tye ends 2018 as top T20I wicket-taker

The Aussie pacer picked up three more wickets than the previous record.

Andrew Tye ended 2018 as the most successful bowler in T20 Internationals in a calendar year having picked up 31 wickets, eclipsing the previous record by three scalps.

The Aussie played 19 matches in the year, bagged three more wickets than the next best -- Pakistan's Shadab Khan ended with 28, also in 19 matches -- at an average of 18.93.

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India's Jasprit Bumrah held the previous best record when he picked up 28 wickets in 21 matches in 2016.

Tye started the year with a T20I career-best 4/23 against New Zealand at Sydney and peaked during the Tri-Series in Zimbabwe in July where he picked up four successive three-wicket hauls, his 12 wickets coming at 9.41 apiece.

Earlier, he had emerged as the leading wicket taker and donned the Purple Cap in the VIVO Indian Premier League for the 24 scalps he snapped in 14 games for Kings XI Punjab, three more than the next best and in three fewer matches. It was the biggest haul in an IPL season by a KXIP bowler.

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