Australia allrounder Mitchell Marsh is confident that he will be able to bowl at his peak when he recovers from the shoulder injury that has sidelined him since March.
The 25-year-old Marsh played the first two Tests in the four-match series in India before he was sent home to undergo shoulder surgery.
Marsh told The Sunday Times: "It sort of just got to the point where I couldn't really bowl, I couldn't really throw and it was pretty sore to bat.
"So it was time to get it fixed. It was absolutely shattering."
The right-arm seamer is currently doing light training with the Australia Test squad in Darwin as they prepare for their upcoming two-match series in Bangladesh.
Marsh though is targeting a return to action in the early rounds of the domestic four-day competition with Western Australia.
He insists that he will still try and bowl close to his top speed when he is fully fit.
Marsh continued: "I certainly don't want to let this injury curb the way I bowl.
"One of my goals as soon as I had the surgery was to get back to bowling 140kph. So that's what I'm striving for."