Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, Australia‘s solely away Assessments within the inaugural WTC cycle got here throughout the Ashes in England with excursions of South Africa and Bangladesh getting cancelled within the wake of the unprecedented well being disaster.
Within the subsequent cycle, they’re scheduled to play 4 video games in India, two in Pakistan and two in Sri Lanka, in addition to 10 Assessments at dwelling.
“I’ve had a have a look at the Future Tours Programme and it is fairly hectic, so there’s a lot to look ahead to, clearly together with the Ashes after which excursions to the subcontinent which, notably in Take a look at cricket, they problem you bodily, mentally and emotionally,” Smith advised cricket.com.au.
“They’re nice excursions to be concerned in and actually check you as a participant. I am definitely wanting ahead to these. I feel (the WTC) is a fairly cool idea — to have extra relevance in each recreation you play, I feel is nice.
“We had been clearly very dissatisfied to not be (within the WTC remaining), and over the past couple of years we talked about it being our focus of the place we wished to get to, however we fell quick.”
Among the many present Australian batsmen, solely Smith and David Warner have scored 100 in Asia.