Australian all-rounder Mitchell Marsh will not be able to play as a bowler but is rather expected to return as a batsman for the Perth Scorchers in the later stages of the tournament.
The development takes place following Marsh’s left side strain that he sustained while bowling in the match against the Hobart Hurricanes.
Marsh was recently re-signed by the Perth Scorchers for a four-year contract earlier this week. He will now undergo a rehabilitation period to prepare himself for the later stages of the Big Bash League (BBL) tournament.
WACA sports science manager Nick Jones said, “Mitch will begin a short rehabilitation period and return as a batter when ready later in the tournament. We do not expect Mitch will be ready to return as a bowler for the remainder of the BBL.”
“I’m thrilled to be re-committing to the Scorchers for the next four BBL seasons. I’m a very proud West Australian, I love representing the Scorchers and playing in front of our home crowds in Perth,” Marsh had said earlier on his return to the Scorchers.
Marsh flew to Canberra on Thursday alongside his teammates for the Scorchers clash with Sydney Sixers at Manuka Oval on Saturday.