Ed Smith's role as national selector has been abolished as Ashley Giles changes the way England's men's teams are selected.
Delhi Capitals were convincing winners against a Mumbai Indians team who lost their way in mid-innings against a canny bowling attack.
Pakistan claimed an impressive T20I series victory in South Africa and coach Misbah-ul-Haq does not want to see complacency in Zimbabwe.
Jos Buttler made 49 but Rajasthan Royals came up well short against Chennai Super Kings, whose spinners made a huge impact.
Delhi Capitals continued the pattern of alternating between defeats and wins as they overcame Punjab Kings in Mumbai.
AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell powered Royal Challengers Bangalore to a third straight win as Andre Russell failed to deliver a comeback.
Three wickets each for Trent Boult and Rahul Chahar gave Mumbai Indians a 13-run win over Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League.
Chennai Super Kings dispatched Punjab Kings with little difficulty thanks to the bowling of Deepak Chahar and two experienced batsmen.
Pakistan almost threw away the chance of a series victory before Mohammad Nawaz clattered a pair of late sixes to edge out South Africa.
England will be without Ben Stokes for the Test series with New Zealand after the extent of his broken finger was confirmed.