Perth Scorchers have received a massive boost after scans revealed star allrounder Mitch Marsh has avoided any serious damage to his hamstring.
The Scorchers have already booked their place in the BBL11 final and are the hot fancies to beat either the Sydney Sixers or Adelaide Strikers, who go head-to-head on Wednesday night.
Marsh has been in red-hot form throughout the Big Bash League and looks set to be named as the player of the tournament as he has starred with mainly bat and then ball.
But the Scorchers were left with hearts in mouths after Marsh suffered a hamstring niggle while batting in the 48-run win over the Sixers on Saturday and did not come out to field.
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However scans have revealed no serious damage and although Marsh is not out of the woods just yet, he looks to have a good chance of playing.
The Scorchers will keep a close eye on the Australian international and then make a call close to the final showdown.
Scorchers coach Adam Voges is in no doubt that Marsh will be fit enough to play and fully expects to see him out in the middle at Marvel Stadium on Friday.
"There’s a slight nervousness, they’re going to have to cut it off for him to not play, but even then he’ll probably still get up," Voges joked on SEN. "He’ll play, I’m really confident of that. I think the scans will show whether he’s able to bowl or not.
"Going into a final, if you ask him, he’ll be able to do everything absolutely fine. So we’ll just see how the week pans out.
"It was very precautionary to leave him off the field the other night. He’s been our best player, he’s been outstanding for us and we were just making sure, we were going to give him as much rest as we possibly could before the final on Friday."
Looking forward to the week aheadr