WA's Agar set for stitches after head hit

Justin Chadwick
WA's Ashton Agar was left bloodiedafter being struck by the ball in the one-day cup clash with WA

Western Australia coach Adam Voges is confident Ashton Agar will recover from his freak on-field accident in time to play in next week's one-day cup final.

Agar was left dazed and with blood streaming from his face after being hit by the ball while attempting to take a catch in Sunday's tense six-run win over South Australia.

The ball was hit by his younger brother Wes, who ran down the field to check his sibling was OK.

Agar is set to have stitches to help repair the damage, and he'll then need to pass a concussion test.

But with the one-day final still eight days away, Voges doesn't foresee any problems for Agar.

"Having gone through a similar experience a couple of times, I'd be pretty confident he'll be OK to go," Voges said.

"He's in good spirits. He's got a bit of a headache and he'll go and get a few stitches now, but we're certainly hoping that he'll be OK for the final."

In 2016, Voges was hit in the back of the head while fielding during a county game in England.

Although that incident was more serious and left Voges with headaches for a week, he was back playing again within a fortnight.

WA secured their spot in the November 26 one-day final after overcoming a late scare to beat SA.

The Redbacks were struggling at 9-190 in pursuit of the 253-run victory target, but Callum Ferguson's classy knock of 127 brought the Redbacks to within striking distance of victory.

WA were struggling at 8-174 in their own batting innings, and Voges says it's an area they need to improve for the final.

The likely return of Cameron Bancroft, who is set to miss selection for the first Test against Pakistan, will help strengthen WA's battling line-up.