PERTH, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 02: Steve Smith of Australia inspects the pitch during an Australian nets session at WACA on November 2, 2016 in Perth, Australia. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

WACA curator Matt Page believes there's a good chance the wicket will be fast and bouncy ahead of Thursday's opening Test of the summer.

Last year's surface wasn't kind to the bowlers, but Page hopes it's more like the wicket that was on hand last weekend, as South Australia thumped WA in a dominant bowling performance in the Sheffield Shield.

"Hopefully it'll be something very similar to the last (Sheffield) Shield game we had,” Page said.

“There was a bit of bounce there, there was a bit of seam, something there for the bowlers, something there for the batters, there were three hundreds.

“That's sort of what we're looking for this time of year, being November."

Australian captain Steve Smith wasn't as convinced with the WACA wicket, and said that he needed to wait until the morning of the Test to be completely sure.

“It’s obviously got another day in the sun today and we’ll have another look in the morning,” Smith said.

“I’d like to see it a lot quicker and bouncier than last year, that’s for sure.

“I thought that played very slow and benign so hopefully a lot more pace and bounce, but we’ll wait and see in the morning.

“There’s still a bit of grass on it, I think he might take a little bit of that off.

“When you look at the WACA wicket I guess you want to see that sheen and when it’s like that it generally goes through.

“That’s what we want to see from a WACA wicket, nice and fast and bouncy.”