Mitch Marsh was back with a bang when smashing a half-century in the Perth Scorchers six-wicket win over the Brisbane Heat on Monday night.
The Scorchers are a big chance to win BBL11 and the return of Marsh from international duty could not be more timely with the finals about to get underway.
The Heat went in to bat first with Max Bryant hitting a career-best total of 81 runs to help his side to a respectable total of 7-155 from their 20 overs at Marvel Stadium.
But it did not look to be enough and with Marsh in devastating form the Scorchers got their comfortably.
Marsh belted 59 runs off 34 balls and put on a third-wicket stand of 84 with Colin Munro, who contributed 24 runs off 28 balls.
Marsh had not played a BBL11 match since 28th December and says he had to give himself a bit of time to get back into the flow of things.
"I just gave myself a few balls to get back into it and the game situation probably allowed me to do that tonight," he said. "I always think on this wicket you should give yourself a couple of balls to get in, scoring gets easier the longer you bat."
The Scorchers have a great record at Marvel, their home away from home, and Marsh says they would be delighted to play finals at the venue.
"I actually though tonight's wicket was really good," Marsh told Fox Cricket. "On pace deliveries came on to the bat beautifully, I think its still a really good wicket.
"As always here, slower balls and cutters into the wicket are really good and its starting to spin a little bit, so it makes for a really good cricket wicket.
"I think we've played really well here this year, so hopefully we've got a couple of good finals in us."