The veteran opening batsman recently visited England for a health check-up after complaining of intestinal pain
Babar Azam was earlier appointed Pakistan's T20I skipper ahead of the Australia tour last year
Naseem became the youngest bowler to pick up a Test hat-trick earlier this year when he rattled the Bangladesh line-up in Rawalpindi.
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"Sarfaraz is an unbelievable captain. He reads the game in T20s so well and he was instrumental in gearing up their T20I team back to No. 1"
"There is no better feeling than playing in front of home crowd," said Asad
"I thought I would get one more chance in Pakistan as playing Test cricket is my passion and topmost priority."
"I think Babar has overtaken a lot of class players. His hard work and voracious appetite for making runs is helping him ascend the rankings."
"We can’t be a No.1 Test team if we win [only] the home series. We need to produce extraordinary results in the away series as well."
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