Smith already eyeing Champions Trophy

Australia

Australia captain Steve Smith is already looking towards the Champions Trophy next year, and says that while winning every series they play is the goal, winning big ICC events is the main ideal.

The World Cup champions are playing in an ODI tri-series in the Caribbean, featuring South Africa and the West Indies, and Smith is eager to claim the trophy, while also looking ahead to showcase events.

The skipper said: "Our goal is to win every series but at the same time, selectors and I have an eye to the future.

"And an eye on big tournaments.

"The Champions Trophy is one of the major tournaments in this form of the game, we've certainly got an eye on that."

One aspect Smith is keeping an eye on for the tournament in India next year is spin, and he says they will be giving Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon equal opportunities to impress.

He added: "They both have a chance, so does every other spinner around Australia. It's still a fair way away.

"You never know .. there's no reason why you can't play two spinners in the same line-up (even in England)."

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