ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 16: Marcus Harris of the Melbourne Renegades bats during the Big Bash League match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Melbourne Renegades at Adelaide Oval on January 16, 2017 in Adelaide, Australia. (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images)

Australian Test squad members Lance Morris and Marcus Harris have been released from their duties midway through the SCG Test to feature for their respective Big Bash franchises for the remainder of the domestic T20 tournament.

Morris and Harris will link up with the Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades respectively as Australia and South Africa continue to lock horns in Sydney.

The return of Morris will be a welcome one for the Scorchers, who are likely to be without star paceman Jhye Richardson amid concerns over a recent hamstring injury.

Perth's next match in the BBL is scheduled for Saturday night against the Brisbane Heat, with the short turnaround potentially ruling Morris out of the contest too.

Should Morris miss Saturday night's encounter, the 'wild thing' will be in the mix for next Wednesday's trip to the Gabba to face the Heat for the second time in four days.

Sheffield Shield - WA v SA: Day 3
PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 13: Lance Morris of Western Australia receives the ball during the Sheffield Shield match between Western Australia and South Australia at WACA, on November 13, 2022, in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Will Russell/Getty Images)

The Dunsborough native returns to WA on Friday for BBL|12 after previously plying his trade with the Melbourne Stars in recent seasons, while he was unable to earn a baggy green this summer after being called into the Australian Test squad for the final matches against South Africa.

For Harris, the Renegades will clash with the Hobart Hurricanes at Marvel Stadium hours prior to the Scorchers' matchup with the Heat at Optus Stadium, prompting a similar selection issue for the Melbourne franchise.

Harris could be rushed into the Renegades' decorated top order, which could be without veteran Shaun Marsh due to injury.

The Renegades may also weigh up adding Jake Fraser-McGurk for the match should the turnaround be too soon for Harris.

Their following game will come against the Adelaide Strikers in South Australia on Tuesday.