SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 07: Jason Behrendorff of the Scorchers celebrates the wicket of Aiden Blizzard of the Thunder during the Big Bash League match between the Sydney Thunder and the Perth Scorchers at Spotless Stadium on January 7, 2016 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Matt Blyth/Getty Images)

Perth will be without Jason Berendorff for its final regular season clash with the Melbourne Stars.

Berendorff has been ruled out with a back complaint.

The left arm quick missed a large portion of last season with stress fractures in back and has been experiencing soreness in his back since.

The Scorchers are hopeful Berendorff will be fit in time for the side's first final on January 22.