Andrew Tye’s 18 wickets in the 2016 T20 Blast came at an average of 23.38

Gloucestershire have re-signed fast bowler Andrew Tye as an overseas player for the 2018 T20 Blast.

The 31-year-old has been included in Australia’s one-day squad to face England later this month.

He played for the county in the T20 Blast in 2016, taking 18 wickets in 14 matches, but a shoulder injury prevented his return last summer.

“I enjoyed 2016 and I’m looking forward to playing in front of Gloucestershire crowds again,” Tye said.

He has played seven T20 internationals and is currently the leading wicket-taker in the 2018 Big Bash competition, taking 16 wickets so far for Perth Scorchers, including a hat-trick against Sydney Sixers.