Samson had an aggregate of 375 runs in 14 matches at a strike rate of 158.89 with 3 fifties in the UAE last year. Stokes played just 8 matches and scored 285 runs at a strike rate of 142.5 including a brilliant unbeaten 107 off just 60 deliveries against Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi.
In a rare and bizarre incident, the second T20I match between New Zealand and Bangladesh on Tuesday was briefly stopped due to lack of a revised target under the Duckworth Lewis Stern Method.
Menon officiated in four Tests and six of the 8 limited-overs matches and a total of 40 referrals were made against Menon’s decisions across the series but only five were upheld.
After the T20 series win against England, Kohli had said he will open in the IPL raising the possibility of him opening with Rohit in the World Cup.
RCB will take on defending champions Mumbai Indians in the tournament opener to be played at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai on April 9.
India is set to host the T20 World Cup later this year and Silverwood feels the English players will be better prepared for that.
The KKR Twitter page shared photos of the England and KKR captain Morgan along with the Indian youngsters arriving in Pune to Mumbai, where the team is practicing ahead of the IPL.
While India have been brilliant with the bat and ball, they have ranged between being average to sometimes hopelessly poor in the outfield and that will be a cause of worry ahead of major world tournaments starting with the World T20 later this year.