“I can’t speak for Davey as much, but I’m very confident Smith will get 1000 runs a year in Tests for another five years,” Jones was quoted as saying by espncricinfo.com.
Jones, who had also worked for Cricket Australia, said that Smith will be on a revenge mission on the bowlers but he was again not quite sure about Warner.
“The effect of this will be a refreshment break and then he’ll have a point to prove. There’s going to be a revenge mission on the bowlers for the next five years. Hopefully Davey does the same,” Jones said.
Smith, before the ban, had represented his national team in 64 Tests. He had accumulated 6,199 runs with the highest score of 239 runs.
Even in the One-Day Internationals (ODIs), Smith had maintained a good average of 41.38 from over 100 matches.