Jones was part of the Star Sports commentary team for the ongoing IPL and was in a bio-secure bubble, staying in Mumbai.
Carey, along with pacer Pat Cummins, had shared the vice-captaincy title in limited overs cricket since that leadership structure was implemented under then new coach Justin Langer in 2018.
Australia pacer Mitchell Starc reaches settlement in insurance fight for missing IPL in 2018 due to injury
Starc has reached a settlement in his fight for an insurance payout of USD 1.53 million for losing his IPL deal with Kolkata Knight Riders due to an injury in 2018.
Australia had retained the Ashes in England last year with a 2-2 draw but the defeat in the last Test at The Oval still rankles Smith, who was the star of the series with 774 runs at an average of 110.57 from four Tests.
Star batsman Smith, someone who loves shadow batting as much as he loves being in the middle, surprisingly did not pick up a bat for the last two months due to the lockdown.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Cricket Australia to commence pre-season under new training protocols from May end, says report
Cricket Australia is set to begin the team's pre-season later this month under a set of new training protocols devised for the safety of players amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne feels there is going to be ‘heaps of cricket’ once COVID-19 subsides
Australia’s Marnus Labuschagne is bracing for “heaps and heaps of cricket” once the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, the prolific top-order batsman said.
Low key aggression against Virat Kohli and Co was to win back fans, not to secure IPL cheques, says Pat Cummins
'Six months before leading into that Indian series the media and everyone commentating on the Aussie cricket team were pretty clear in their direction and in the way they wanted the Aussie team to go and that was playing a little bit less aggressively out on the field,' said Pat Cummins
The ICC Women's T20 World Cup will be hosted by Australia from 21 February to 8 March and Lanning said with so much hype and buzz around, the tournament has the potential to infuse life into women's cricket.
Australia vs Pakistan: James Pattinson suspended for first Test after 'abusing' incident in Sheffield Shield match
Australia fast bowler James Pattinson was suspended on Sunday for player abuse, ruling him out of the first Test against Pakistan this week.
Ashes 2019: Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting says visitors' 'relentless' bowlers deserve as much credit as Steve Smith
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting said on Sunday that the tourists' "relentless" bowlers deserve as much credit for retaining the Ashes as Steve Smith.
Ashes 2019: England all-rounder Ben Stokes says maturity helped in regaining Test vice-captaincy ahead of important series
England's Ben Stokes says learning not to try to "please everyone" helped him mature and regain the Test vice-captaincy ahead of the Ashes series starting this week.
Ashes 2019: Pat Cummins, Peter Siddle shine on Day 1 of Australia's intra-squad warm-up match at Hampshire
Pat Cummins and Petter Siddle both took three wickets each out of the 17 to fall as bowlers dominated the first day of Australia's intra-squad match at Hampshire's Rose Bowl ground.
Test captain Tim Paine confirmed that Steve Waugh -– the last Australian skipper to win the Ashes in England in 2001 -- would be with the team for the six-week campaign.
Australia's Claire Polosak creates history as the first woman umpire ever to stand in a men's One-Day International. She took the field in the final of the ICC World Cricket League Division 2
"When Davey and Steve are ready to be allowed to come back and play cricket for Australia and their states I think from my point of view, they'll be welcomed back with open arms," Finch said.
Aaron Finch is also in line to make his Test debut against Pakistan in Dubai on Sunday after coach Justin Langer said he was a certainty to play.
The whitewash inflicted on Australia has proved there needs to be more focus on developing bench strength in 50-over cricket.
The last time Australia found themselves in sixth position was way back in January 1984. England, India and South Africa currently occupy the top three spots in the ICC ODI rankings.
Newly-appointed Australia coach Justin Langer believes his team can be called great only if they beat India in India
"We will judge ourselves on whether we're a great cricket team, if we beat India in India," Langer, the former opener, declared.