Smith eyes for a Test series win in India


Smith said that one of the major career goal of his is to win a five-day match Test series in India, as they are the mightiest on their own ground. "I would love to win a Test series in India," Smith told New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi during a podcast organised by inaugural IPL champions Rajasthan Royals, report agencies.

"I think as an Australian cricketer we talk about like Ashes is always big, World Cup is big but I think now India is no.1 team in the world and it is a very difficult place to play Test cricket, so I would love to win a series there," he said.

Talking about his other targets, Smith, who is currently the world's number one Test batsman, said: "Other then that I would not like to set too many goals, but take things day by day, series by series, just try to improve.

"It has been a pretty long year with the World Cup and Ashes, a few away one day tours. So this rest is not the worst thing but hopefully it is for a few weeks. I am pretty keen to get back to playing."

Smith took over the captaincy from Ajinkya Rahane mid-season in the last edition of the IPL and he is keen to lead the Rajasthan Royals from the beginning if the cash-rich event, which has been suspended till April 15 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, is held later in the year.