Former captain Younis Khan and fast bowler Umar Gul returned to the Pakistan squad on Monday, for the two-match Test matches against the West Indies, due to be played later this month.
Senior batsman Misbah-ul-Haq, who has shown terrific form in the ongoing one-day series in the Caribbean, has been retained as captain for the series.
Chief selector Mohsin Khan announced the 15-member squad after a meeting of the selection committee, in which performance of the players in the ongoing one-day series against the West Indies was also discussed.
In an unexpected decision, the selectors retained wicketkeeper Mohammad Salman, although Adnan Akmal, the younger brother of Kamran, was expected to be called up for the series.
Salman was sent to the West Indies for the ODI series as a rookie player but impressed the selectors after his debut.