Bowlers Mohammad Amir and Wahab Riaz admire no longer had their central contracts renewed by the Pakistan Cricket Board.
Amir, 28, retired from Tests final yr but had hoped to proceed playing international white-ball cricket.
He has 259 wickets in 145 matches for Pakistan in all formats while Wahab, 34, has 228 wickets in 147 matches.
Chief selector, head coach and outdated captain Misbah-ul-Haq said the pair “dwell in contention” and “can restful make a contribution” to Pakistan.
Instant bowlers Shaheen Afridi, Mohammad Abbas, Usman Shinwari and 17-yr-outdated Naseem Shah did get contracts.
Batsman Babar Azam used to be additionally named one-day international captain, having already held the place of Twenty20 skipper.