Spinner Saeed Ajmal has been picked by Pakistan in all three squads (Tests, ODIs, T20s) for the tour of Bangladesh that starts next month. Ajmal, who was banned last year by the ICC for illegal action, remodelled his action with the held of former Pakistan spinner Saqlain Mushtaq and cleared the official test at the ICC-accredited laboratory in Chennai on February 7th. 

On the other hand, Ahmed Shehzad and Umar Akmal have been dropped because of disciplinary reasons. Shehzad has been snubbed from the Test and ODI squad whereas Akmal has been axed from the ODI and T20 squad. Mohammad Irfan has been sidelined due to injury sustained during the World Cup. Younis Khan, who was benched for the majority of the World Cup, has been rested. 

Opener Nasir Jamshed has also been dropped from the ODI squad after failing to make an impact in the World Cup. Junaid Khan, who missed the World Cup due to groin injury, has been picked in Test and T20 squad, while Mohammad Hafeez, who also missed the World Cup, has been picked for all three formats. 

In the Test squad, Babar Azam and Sami Aslam have been picked on the account of some excellent domestic performances. 

Pakistan Test squad: Babar Azam, Mohammad Hafeez, Sami Aslam, Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Asad Shafiq, Azhar Ali, Younis Khan, Haris Sohail, Saeed Ajmal, Yasir Shah, Zulfiqar Babar, Sarfraz Ahmed, Wahab Riaz, Junaid Khan, Sohail Khan, Rahat Ali

Pakistan ODI squad: Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Asad Shafiq, Fawad Alam, Azhar Ali (capt), Mohammad Rizwan, Haris Sohail, Sohaib Maqsood, Sami Aslam, Saeed Ajmal, Yasir Shah, Wahab Riaz, Rahat Ali, Ehsan Adil, Sohail Khan

Pakistan T20 squad: Ahmed Shehzad, Sarfraz Ahmed, Mohammad Hafeez, Mukhtar Ahmed, Sohaib Maqsood, Haris Sohail, Mohammad Rizwan, Saeed Ajmal, Shahid Afridi (capt), Sohail Tanvir, Saad Nasim, Wahab Riaz, Sohail Khan, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan

Pakistan’s tour of Bangladesh Fixtures: 

April 17: 1st ODI, Mirpur 

April 19: 2nd ODI, Mirpur 

April 22: 3rd ODI, Mirpur 

April 24: Only T20, Mirpur 

April 28: 1st Test, Khulna

May 6: 2nd Test,  Mirpur 

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