Smith debuted as a leg-spinning all-rounder with a frog-in-a-blender
style action but has since established himself as one of the leading
top-order batsmen in all three formats.
The runs he scores in the middle-order will be vital if Australia are to reclaim the Ashes this summer.
Speaking at the launch of his book, Journey, Smith said: "I certainly could bowl if need be. I'd prefer not to.
"Bowling leg spin, it takes a lot of time. For me to get a rhythm
that I need, it's about bowling for so long and I like to focus on my
"When I'm not batting, I like to watch the nets and ensure guys
are training the right way - watching them prepare and giving them
"Then I obviously have to do my catching work. Slips catching this summer is going to be really important.
"If we hold our catches it's going to go a long way. I've got to do
all those things and it's just not possible to do everything with the
things I want to do around the team."
Smith is comfortable being skipper across all three formats, even
though the past year or so has seen him skip some short format series to
make sure he is at his best for big series.
"At the moment while I'm playing all three forms I feel very comfortable in doing it," said Smith.
"There might be a point somewhere down the track where I wake up and I
just want to freshen up and maybe not even play one form."
Smith will lead Australia in the first Ashes Test against England in
Brisbane, with the match set to get underway on November 23.