Sarfaraz Ahmed has reclaimed his spot from Rohail Nazir, who will lead Pakistan Shaheens against New Zealand ''A''.
The inclusion of Dale Steyn and Zimbabwe's Brendan Taylor will come as a relief for Kandy Tuskers after Chris Gayle and Liam Plunkett pulled out of the tournament.
Head coach Misbah-ul-Haq said that the side has decided to drop Shoaib Malik and Mohammad Amir as they are now looking to invest in youngsters.
This was Pakistan's 14th win in as many T20 internationals against Zimbabwe, and are now fourth in the international T20 rankings.
PAK vs ZIM: The 34-year-old Elton Chigumbura has played 14 Tests, 213 One-day Internationals and 55 Twenty20 internationals for Zimbabwe.
PAK vs ZIM: Pakistan defeated Zimbabwe by eight wickets in the second Twenty20 International in Rawalpindi to take a 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
Skipper Babar Azam smashed a robust half-century to lead Pakistan's six-wicket rout of Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 international in Rawalpindi on Saturday.
Indian skipper Virat Kohli retained his top spot in the batting list, with Pakistan pacer Shaheen Afridi jumping up eight places to break into the top 20 for the first time.
PAK vs ZIM: Babar Azam's century went in vain as Blessing Muzarabani's career-best figures of 5/49 helped Zimbabwe beat Pakistan in a thrilling Super Over in the third and final ODI on Tuesday.
PAK vs ZIM: Spinner Iftikhar Ahmed grabbed a maiden five-wicket haul while Babar Azam notched a fifty as Pakistan thumped Zimbabwe by six wickets to win the 2nd ODI in Rawalpindi on Sunday.