Pakistan are clubbed with England, South Africa and Thailand besides the West Indies in Group B of the tournament.
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.
Akhtar was all praise for the Pakistan Cricket Board and lauded their efforts to bring test cricket back to their home soil.
The three-match T20I series will be played between January 24 and 27 which it will be followed by a Test match from February 7.
Ehsan Mani, the PCB chief, would be having talks with Nazmul Hasan.
Pakistan, the 2004 and 2006 U-19 World Cup champions, are slotted in Group-C and will kickstart their campaign against Scotland on January 19.
Pakistan Cricket Board has floated tenders for the commercial partnership rights for the creation of ‘fan parks'.
Shehzad marked his arrival in PCB recognised cricket when he played the PCB-Inter Regional U13 T20 tournament in 2017.
Shehzad has 2605 runs in 81 ODIs, 982 runs in 13 Tests and 1471 runs in 59 T20Is with a cumulative of 10 centuries.
The players will be undergoing compulsory fitness tests under the watchful eyes of the team's strength and conditioning coach Yasir Malik.