Tuner and Marsh both underwent shoulder reconstruction on their right and dominant shoulders earlier this year after ongoing pain progressively increased.

WACA Head Physiotherapist Nick Jones said: “Ashton has progressed well through his rehabilitation program and is back training with the main squad. He is looking to make his return as a spin bowling all-rounder at State Camp in Brisbane mid-September (two weeks).

“Mitch has progressed gradually through his milestones and is expected to be able to play the JLT One Day Domestic Cup as a batter only. His bowling and throwing progressions will be gradual over the coming month.”


Mitch Marsh in action for WA // Getty Images
Mitch Marsh in action for WA // Getty Images


Andrew Tye’s left shoulder was dislocated in the IPL in April, for the second time in six months, and returned to Perth to have surgery and restabilise the joint.

“AJ has recovered well from his surgery and is on track to return as a bowler in two weeks,” Jones said.

Joel Paris has worked through a comprehensive rehabilitation program over the past five months after having ground breaking surgery in March to remove a section of the tendon in his right quadriceps that has cost him most of the last three seasons of cricket due to recurring tears.

Jones said Paris is progressing well with his recovery, “We are looking to gradually reintroducing him to cricket over the coming month and he will likely look to return to matches gradually over September.’

Sam Whiteman is undergoing more finger surgery this week, with an indefinite return to play at this stage, but will be reviewed in the new year.

“Unfortunately, Sam’s surgery to date has been unable to repair the bone and cartilage damage to the joint of his right index finger and it remains too painful to return to wicketkeeping at state level. He has made the decision to undergo further surgery this week in Sydney and we expect this will require a 5-6 month rehabilitation period,” Jones said.