BJ Watling could end his career on a high note by helping New Zealand win the ICC World Test Championship final next month.
Ashley Giles expects England players to be playing overseas for their country rather than in a rescheduled IPL later this year.
Shaheen Afridi took Zimbabwe's final wicket as Pakistan completed the job in a routine win in their second Test.
Pakistan will need just one more wicket on Monday to take a 2-0 series win over Zimbabwe.
Abid Ali was in scintillating form again on day two of the second Test against Zimbabwe but is unlikely to be required to bat again.
Pakistan batsmen Abid Ali and Azhar Ali hit centuries on day one of the second Test before three late wickets for Blessing Muzarabani.
Hasan Ali led the way for Pakistan in the series opener, but Zimbabwe could have key players back for the second Test.
New Zealand will be without Trent Boult for at least one Test against England after he was given permission to head home.
The IPL was suspended on Tuesday amid growing coronavirus cases and eight England players have now flown home.
India is facing a crisis amid the coronavirus pandemic and the IPL has now been suspended indefinitely.