Washington and pacer Avesh Khan, who are both set to fly back home due to injury, played for the County XI in India's only warm up game ahead of the first Test beginning August 4.
Former West Indies captain Jason Holder has lost 28 rating points to slip behind Ravindra Jadeja in the list of all-rounders.
Devon Conway hit 200 off 347 deliveries to become the first double-centurion to do so against England in the Test that concluded on June 6.
Noises filtering through from Southampton indicate that team could play Bumrah, Ashwin, Jadeja, Ishant and Shami for the first time ever in hunt of inaugural WTC title.
Gavaskar is part of the match's commentary panel and is currently in Southampton with first-hand knowledge about the pitch and conditions for the match starting June 18.
India and New Zealand will fight it out for the inaugural title at Southampton's Ageas Bowl, one of those rare English tracks known to aid the slow bowlers for a considerable period.
Pragyan Ojha said that with India having no fast-bowling all-rounder in the squad, Jadeja in particular gives them an extra option in the batting order.
Out-of-form spinner Kuldeep Yadav and pacer Navdeep Saini have been left out of the squad, which is expected to depart for England for the twin assignments in the third week of this month.
Ravindra Jadeja revealed that he regrets getting out in the 2019 ICC World Cup semi-finals against New Zealand.
Michael Vaughan said that CSK should build their team around Ravindra Jadeja considering his all-round abilities.
Royals made a promising start in the run chase courtesy Jos Buttler before the batsmen succumbed to the spinners on the Wankhede pitch which offered more turn than earlier games.
CSK posted a picture on Twitter in which Jadeja can be seen smiling with Suresh Raina in the yellow jersey.
Each year on March 8, International Women's Day is observed in order to celebrate the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women.
Gavaskar joked that Jadeja might be wondering why it is taking so long for his dislocated thumb to heal.
Michael Vaughan feels that the Indian team without Ravindra Jadeja in home conditions gives an advantage to England.