Perth Scorchers all-rounder Mitch Marsh is likely to overcome a hamstring complaint ahead of Friday's Big Bash final, however the Australian star is still needing to prove his fitness ahead of the season decider.
Marsh suffered hamstring tightness following his side's win over the Sydney Sixers in Saturday night's Qualifier, with initial concerns suggesting the 31-year-old could miss the final game of the season.
The veteran Fremantle native has been a critical component for the Scorchers despite playing just the seven games this season, having amassed 342 runs, including a high score of 100*.
While Perth have been bolstered by returns of Jhye Richardson, Josh Inglis and Marsh in recent weeks, their chances of claiming a fourth BBL title will take a major blow should the latter be sidelined.
Speaking after Saturday's win, Scorchers coach Adam Voges remained positive his in-form big-hitter will be fit to feature this week.
"Just a bit of tightness from what I can understand," Voges said. "I had a good chat with our physio and he seems to think it's at the minor end of some tightness.
"All his strength testing was pretty good, so (it was) cautionary to not put him on the field. We'll monitor him over the next little bit and hopefully he'll be okay."
Now, according to 7 News' Ryan Daniels, Marsh is tipped to overcome any niggles ahead of Friday BBL|11 final, with the Scorchers star having only suffered "minor damage" to his hamstring.
Scans have confirmed minor damage to the hammy, @ScorchersBBL star Mitch Marsh has avoided serious injury and is a very strong chance to play Friday night.
— Ryan Daniels (@FootyRhino) January 24, 2022
March made 28 runs from 21 balls with the bat before going unused with ball after suffering his latest setback mid-match.
The longer turnaround and rest is sure to place some much-needed patience for the Scorchers, who will enjoy a six-day break before the final.
The Scorchers are set to play the winner of Wednesday night's Challenger between the Sixers and Strikers, with venue yet to be decided.