Known for his slower Yorker and knuckle ball, Andrew Tye was brought by Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in Indian Premier League (IPL) player auction. Tye was brought by KXIP for INR 7.2 crore. Tye is a renowned T20 specialist bowler who has a habit of picking hat-tricks quite regularly; 3 in 2017. He played for now defunct franchise, Gujarat Lions last year. Tye from 6 IPL games has 12 wickets and is currently the highest wicket taker for Perth Scorchers in Big Bash League.

Earlier, Day One of auction saw many dramatic purchases, with Ben Stokes being the most expensive player, yet again. T20 specialists like Chris Gayle, Martin Guptill and Lasith Maling were left unsold along with Murali Vijay, Hashim Amla, Jonny Bairstow, Parthiv Patel, Josh Hazlewood, Tim Southee and Ishant Sharma. There were over 78 players who were sold of which 29 were overseas players.

One of the most intriguing sights of Day One was one that of Kings XI Punjab owner Preity Zinta, who was frantically seen taking using the paddle from the start.