Perth Scorchers batsman Michael Klinger believes teammate Andrew Tye's performances in the Big Bash League season so far should earn him a recall to the national T20 side for the series against Sri Lanka in February.
Tye was a standout performer with the ball in Perth's win over the Brisbane Heat on Wednesday night, as the quick took just the second ever BBL hat-trick with the final ball of one over and the first two of the next.
"He's not so much your new-ball bowler," Klinger said of Tye.
"But he can take pace off in the middle, bowl a good power play over and his death bowling is excellent."
Tye has played for Australia in the shortest international format before, playing against India and South Africa last summer before being dropped ahead of the World T20 series in March.
The 30-year-old made three T20I appearances during that span, but could be set for another stint in the green and gold as the national side must pick a second string line-up given the close proximity of the T20I series against Sri Lanka and the Test series in India.
"He definitely would have to be [in line for a recall," he said.
"He's had a great tournament. He's a quality Twenty20 bowler and he was great again tonight."