Warner has been in superb touch for Hyderabad, with a century and four 50s to his name in just seven innings to lead all run scorers with 400 at an average of 80, while Smith has also looked good with the stick, going past 50 on one occasion.
Aaron Finch, as he has for the entire summer, will lead Australia into the tournament at the top of the order.
However, there will be three potential options to replace Carey in England, with an A squad set to play a number of limited overs matches against county sides.
While Peter Handscomb has been overlooked for the World Cup squad, he will be joined on the A tour by and Matthew Wade.
The batting in the squad is rounded out by in-form all-rounder Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis.
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The Australian tour party will include no uncapped players, with Mitchell Starc returning from injury being the only addition other than Smith and Warner to the squad that toured India and the UAE.
Fellow quick Josh Hazlewood has been left out though. The 28-year-old will return from injury through the A tour of England with an eye to having him in the Ashes side.
The bowling attack will also feature Allan Border medallist Pat Cummins, and Jhye Richardson, who dislocated his shoulder during Australia’s last ODI series but has been declared fit for the Cup. Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Coulter-Nile are the other quicks in the squad.
The five pace bowlers are joined by spin duo Adam Zampa and Nathan Lyon, however it’s unclear exactly what make-up Australia view as their best XI and whether one or two spinners will be played.
It’s expected Zampa will be the first choice spinner for the defending champions, while Cummins, Starc and Richardson would make up the first choice bowling attack.
Aaron Finch (c), Jason Behrendorff, Alex Carey, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Pat Cummins, Usman Khawaja, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Jhye Richardson, Steve Smith, Mitchell Starc, Marcus Stoinis, David Warner, Adam Zampa.
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