KATELYN Fryett's knee injury is not as serious as first thought, with the Tasmanian Roar fast bowler back in the selection mix for this weekend's clashes with Victorian Spirit in Hobart.
But the 22-year-old from Bracknell still faces a fitness test ahead of tonight's match before she can be cleared to play.
Fryett was forced to miss the Roar's recent matches against the Queensland Fire at Launceston's Aurora Stadium, which saw the home team win one of the two Twenty20 matches and drop the 50 over contest.
The Roar, which sits fifth in the T20 competition and seventh in the 50-over league, faces another tough challenge against the team sitting first and second in those tournaments.
The Spirit has six Southern Stars on its books including former Launceston leg-spinner Kristen Beams and national skipper Meg Lanning.
"We're under no illusions it is going to be a tough weekend, but we've been stringing together a couple of good games here and there, so we are on the improve," coach Julia Price said yesterday.
"[England's] Heather Knight coming into the group has really helped with the on-field performances and the girls are becoming more and more confident with their game and what they need to do to get over the line.
"We've just got to bowl tight lines, change it up a lot, particularly to Meg Lanning who has been in pretty good form lately.
"But we're really lucky that Katelyn Fryett is coming back into the group as she's been crucial for us in the past.
"At the moment we haven't had two wins over a weekend, so that's our next little goal.
"Particularly a one day win would be nice, as we're struggling in the longer form of the game with batting partnerships."
The first of the trio of matches for the weekend, a T20, will be played at 6.30pm tonight at Bellerive Oval.
Veronica Pyke (c), Corinne Hall (vc), Erin Burns, Linsey Da Costa, Katelyn Fryett, Brooke Hepburn, Heather Knight, Sasha Moloney, Meg Phillips, Celeste Raack, Carly Ryan, Anita Silva, Emily Smith, Emma Thompson.