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Andrew Tye says Australia looking to restore ‘pride’ ahead of T20 Internationals

Billy McGee and Christian Jantzen

Australian paceman Andrew Tye says the Aussies are looking to restore some “faith and pride” ahead of their upcoming T20 Internationals.

Australia will play South Africa on Saturday evening in a historic first International T20 at Gold Coast’s Metricon Stadium.

They will then move on to a three-game series against India beginning on November 21 at the Gabba.

Both Tye and Australia will be looking to bounce back from a horror run of form which included a whitewash against Pakistan in their T20 International series in the UAE.

The 31-year-old says the squad are raring to go.

“It’s been a disappointing couple of months in Australian cricket,” Tye said.

“We’re desperate to try and get a win and really start.

“Hopefully once the first one’s out of the way and (we’ll) get a bit of a run going and really restore some faith and pride in our games.”

Tye also said that despite the Longstaff review recommending a culture change, not much has changed and there is still a positive feel around the group.

“Not really, I was only part of it briefly before South Africa,” Tye said.

“It’s a good feel amongst the group, we all get along really well, we don’t really see much of that or hear of any changes or anything like that.

“To me it all feels pretty much the same and we all have the one goal in life.”

Tye has played both limited overs and T20 cricket for his country with the shorter form of the game the one he excels with most on the back of a couple of breakout seasons with the Scorchers.

He has taken 33 wickets in his 22 International T20s for his country.

Macquarie Sports Radio will have full coverage of all the T20 Internationals on Sydney 954AM, Melbourne 1278AM, Brisbane 882AM and Perth on the DAB+ or at


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Billy McGee and Christian Jantzen