Australian batsmen Shaun Marsh is racing the clock to be fit for the first Test against South Africa after tearing his hamstring.
The injury occurred during a domestic one-day match on Saturday with the Western Australian Cricket Association confirming Marsh suffered a low grade tear to his right hamstring.
Marsh has just over two weeks to prove his fitness for the three-Test series commencing November 3.
The 33 -year-old left-hander's final first-class opportunity will be WA’s Sheffield Shield match against South Australia starting October 25.
Marsh has been in good touch of late and scored 70 on Saturday following a sterling 130 in Australia’s last Test match against Sri Lanka.