The form player of Australia’s excitingTwenty20 tournament is likely to seal a return to international cricket if he can repeat recent stunning batting exploits in Saturday’s Big Bash grand final against Brisbane in Perth on Saturday.
His international exile could be over less than 48 hours after he is a major drawcard and potential match-winner for his Perth Scorchers.
He was again a frontline hero with 68 from just 40 balls in Perth's trhilling last-ball win over Melbourne Stars in the semi-final at the WACA Ground on Wednesday night.
Marsh will have his Australian team return confirmed, or left in limbo, when officials name a new squad early next week for a final one-day game and then two T20 clashes with Sri Lanka.
At the very least, the gifted top-order batting star should be back into his nation’s T20 unit for two hurly-burly engagements with Sri Lanka at ANZ Stadium in Sydney on Australia Day and again two days later at the MCG.
Marsh, 29, is the Big Bash tournament’s leading run-scorer with 360 at an average of 66 and a hefty strike-rate of 134.
His return to the national limited-overs side has widespread support.
Some of the game’s finest past stars and current analysts of the game including spin legend Shane Warne, former Test batting great Kim Hughes and international coach and leading commentator Tom Moody have all called for Marsh to rejoin the national team.
His West Australian teammate and immesnely popular recently retired international star Mike Hussey also endorced a recall for Marsh.
Hussey, 37, encouraged Marsh to keep piling on runs and especially in the grand final in his belligerent and influential style.
"All he can do is to just keep putting those great performances on the board," Hussey analysed.
"Keep knocking the door down where the selectors have no choice but to pick him.
"He's certainly doing the right thing and he seems like he's in a great place mentally and away from the game as well which is really important.
"He's playing with a lot of confidence at the moment.
"So all he can do is just keep scoring runs. Keep bashing the door down and I'm sure, no question that there will be an opportunity come at some stage."
Hussey was making a return to the Scorchers team after he ended his distinguished international career after the Sydney Test against Sri Lanka early this month.
Marsh last played for Australia a succession of horror outings against South Africa at Capetown and four Tests against India at home last summer.
The power-hitting left-hander suffered a batting technique breakdown with scores of 0, 0, 3, 0, 11, 3 and 0 before he was dumped from the Test side and sent back into state ranks to rehabilitate his previously undoubted talents.
His remedial program suffered a further series of setbacks at state level with Marsh managing just 195 runs at a mediocre average of 28 from four Sheffield Shield outings last summer.
Marsh was then dumped from the Western Australian Scorchers franchise in a disciplinary action after a boozy team night out in South Africa during a disastrous campaign in the lucrative Champions League tournament and he was also dropped on poor form at first-class level.