Mohammad Hafeez, sidelined from the Pakistan scheme of things, is now plying his trade in the Caribbean Premier League.
PCB has reduced the number of players to be awarded central contracts after Pakistan's dismal performance in the World Cup.
Yuzvendra Chahal and Mohammad Hafeez are yet to face each other in One-day Internationals and what better stage than in the World Cup 2019.
Pakistan scored a fine win over favourites and hosts England to get their act together after the first loss to the West Indies.
Mohammad Hafeez has been an integral part of the scheme of thing in Pakistan cricket for a long time.
Pakistan suffered a humiliating defeat against West Indies in their first match but bounced back to defeat tournament hosts and favourites England by 14 runs.
Pakistan beat World Cup favourites England by 14 runs despite centuries from Joe Root and Jos Buttler at Trent Bridge on Monday.
Salman Butt said he was delighted to join the Lahore Qalandars in the ongoing Pakistan Super League (PSL) as a replacement for Mohammad Hafeez.
Pakistan beat South Africa by five wickets to take a 1-0 lead in the five-match ODI series.
The ongoing Abu Dhabi Test between Pakistan and New Zealand will be Mohammad Hafeez's last.
Mohammad Hafeez and Imad Wasim staged a comeback in Pakistan's 15-member squad for the 3-match ODI series against New Zealand.
Mohammad Hafeez scored his 10th Test century as Pakistan ended Day 1 pf the opening Test on 255 for 3 against Australia.
Mohammad Hafeez was originally not included in the 17-man squad for the Test series against Australia.
Mohammad Hafeez considered the demotion an insult to him because he had been performing up to the mark.
The Election Commission said on Friday that Imran Khan's Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party enjoyed a strong lead over the outgoing Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) but short of an overall majority.
Mohammad Hafeez had raised objections over ICC's procedure of dealing with suspect bowling actions.
Mohammad Hafeez was reported for a suspect action for the third time during a One-day International with Sri Lanka in October last year.