Shehzad, who last played for Pakistan against Sri Lanka in a T20I but managed only 13, is currently in good nick in first-class cricket.
Pakistan's next T20I assignment will be against Bangladesh, whom they host for a three-match series from January 24th.
The 16-member squad picked by PCB for the T20I series against Bangladesh will have three uncapped players and will be lead by Babar Azam.
Rauf has been picked in Pakistan T20I squad for Bangladesh series.
The much-revered No.1 ranked side in the world was humiliated by a second-string Sri Lankan side 0-3 on their home turf back in September.
The next challenge for Bangladesh will the tour of Pakistan, where they will play two Test matches, three T20s and an ODI.
Bangladesh are set to play three T20Is in Pakistan with the tour set to begin on January 24.
Akhtar was all praise for the Pakistan Cricket Board and lauded their efforts to bring test cricket back to their home soil.
Sarfaraz was under the scanner right from the start of 2019 when Pakistan lost the Test, ODI and T20I series in South Africa.
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