Marsh ruled out for bowling duties

14 January 2021 20:07:47 GMTPlus11

Perth Scorchers have said Mitch Marsh is unlikely to bowl again in the current Big Bash campaign after suffering a side strain.

Marsh had to leave the field during the victory over the Hobart Hurricanes on Tuesday after sustaining the injury just three balls into his first over.

The influential all-rounder was sent for scans and although the results have not unearthed a major issue, the injury could prevent him bowling for the rest of the competition.

A statement on the Scorchers website read: "Scans today have confirmed Mitch Marsh sustained a moderate grade left side strain while bowling against the Hobart Hurricanes on Tuesday 12th January."

Fingers crossed for the Scorchers, the player's batting will not be affected, but bowling seems to be off the agenda.

WACA Sports Science Sports Medicine Manager Nick Jones added on the website: “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."

It has also been confirmed that Marsh will travel to Canberra with the rest of the squad, but Saturday's clash against the Sydney Sixers at the Manuka Oval is sure to come too soon for him.

The Scorchers are on fire at the moment and after winning the last five games to move to third on the BBL ladder, they are now the hot fancies to win BBL 10.

They will be confident of covering for Marsh due to their strength in depth but will also be keen to get him back asap.

The Scorchers are priced at 4.60 to win the BBL.

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