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CA could veto Marsh for Scorchers

Shaun Marsh will make a miraculous recovery and play for Perth Scorchers in tonight's BBL final against Hobart Hurricanes at the WACA Ground.

Marsh ran and batted freely yesterday to indicate he has recovered from the minor calf muscle tear that forced him out of the Test tour of South Africa.

And the powerful left-hander was cleared by Cricket Australia medical staff to play in the sell-out match.

The Scorchers considered that Marsh needed 10 days to recover from the injury - he suffered it playing for Australia in the one-dayer against England at Adelaide Oval 12 days ago.

Marsh would have flown to Melbourne on Wednesday to prepare for the final had the Stars beaten Hobart in the semifinal to earn the right to host the match at the MCG.

"He's done everything possible to get himself right," Perth captain Simon Katich said.

"We'll have another interesting selection dilemma."

Marsh replaced young batsman Ashton Turner in the Scorchers team as Perth attempt to reverse the results of the past two Big Bash finals.

The Scorchers lost to the Sydney Sixers at the WACA Ground two years ago and against Brisbane Heat there last summer.

Hobart triumphed over the previously unbeaten Stars to qualify for the final but suffered a blow yesterday when all-rounder Shoaib Malik (75 runs and eight wickets in eight matches) was recalled by Pakistan and death-overs specialist Ben Laughlin (14 wickets in nine matches) was ruled out with a quad injury.

Perth also have a dilemma over veteran spinner Brad Hogg, who has bowled poorly in the past two matches and could be replaced by Michael Beer, whose economy rate of 6.51 runs an over is the lowest by any regular T20 bowler at the WACA Ground.

"He's done everything possible to get himself right. We'll have another … selection dilemma."" *Simon Katich *on Shaun Marsh

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