Shahid Afridi turned in a man-of-the-match performance with the ball as Pakistan thrashed Sri Lanka by eight wickets in a one-sided opening One-Day International in Dubai.
Afridi, playing his first game since withdrawing his retirement from international cricket, struck with his fifth ball and took two further wickets as Pakistan dismissed Sri Lanka for 131 and then raced to their target in just 21.5 overs to go 1-0 up in the five-match series.
Pakistan will tour Bangladesh from 26th November until 22nd December to play two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and a Twenty20 International.
Interim coach Mohsin Khan will continue in his post for the tour having overseen the recent Test series win over Sri Lanka in the United Arab Emirates.
A cricket video for Cricket World TV about the latest cricket news: reaction to the draw between Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the third and final Test in Sharjah.
The result meant that Pakistan took the series 1-0 and it was a huge boost for the team in the wake of the spot fixing trial of the last week that saw three of their former players sent to jail for cricket corruption.
Unexpected rain washed away any chance of a positive result on the final day of the third and final Test between Pakistan and Sri Lanka in Sharjah.
After the first session was lost to the weather, Sri Lanka declared on 181 for six and set Pakistan 255 to win and they eventually closed on 87-4 to ensure they took the series 1-0.
Sri Lankan fast bowler Dammika Prasad has been ruled out of the upcoming One-Day International series against Sri Lanka after suffering a thigh injury.
He joins a lengthy injury list which already includes Prasanna Jayawardene, Ajantha Mendis, Shaminda Eranga and Nuwan Kulasekara and has been replaced in the ODI squad by all-rounder Tissara Perera.
Experienced all-rounders Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq have been recalled to Pakistan's squad for the five-match One-Day International series against Sri Lanka.
Afridi withdrew his retirement last month while Razzaq was dropped following the World Cup, when Afridi captained the side to the semi-finals.
Sri Lanka have named a 15-man squad for the five-match One-Day International series against Pakistan which begins on 11th November in Dubai.
Tillakaratne Dilshan will lead the side with Angelo Mathews named as his vice-captain while the only uncapped player in the squad is all-rounder Kosala Kulasekara, who was named a late replacement for Shaminda Eranga in the Test squad.
Pakistan prevailed in the final over England to be crowned Hong Kong Sixes champions for a record-equalling fifth time on the final day in Kowloon. Sri Lanka and hosts Hong Kong were the losing semi-finalists.
Pakistan underlined their dominance of the second Test against Sri Lanka in Dubai by sweeping to a nine-wicket victory on the fourth day.
Mohammad Hafeez struck a quickfire unbeaten 59 after Saeed Ajmal's five-wicket haul had dismissed Sri Lanka for 257 in their second innings.
Kumar Sangakkara completed a double-century and Prasanna Jayawardene passed three figures as Sri Lanka did more than enough to hold off Pakistan and draw the opening Test in Abu Dhabi
Starting the day 16 runs behind, a 201-run partnership between Sangakkara and Jayawardene enabled them to score 483 in their second innings.
Fast bowler Shaminda Eranga has been ruled out of his country's tour to the United Arab Emirates, where they will play three Tests against Pakistan later this month and in November.
Eranga, who made his Test debut for Sri Lanka against Australia earlier this year, has been withdrawn due to an elbow injury.
Pakistan have dropped Umar Akmal, Sohail Tanvir and Tanvir Ahmed from their 15-man squad that will face Sri Lanka in three Test matches later this month in the UAE. Abdur Rehman, Shoaib Malik and Imran Farhat are the main beneficiaries.
Akmal was dropped following a sustained period of underachievement in the Test side and Pakistan Chief Selector, Mohsin Khan, said of his omission, "Umar is a talented cricketer but he was not justifying his place in Test cricket."
Sri Lanka have dropped experienced batsman Thilan Samaraweera for the upcoming three-match Test series against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates.
Samaraweera, a veteran of 68 Test matches, has paid the penalty for a poor run of form which saw him score just 86 runs in four innings in the recent 1-0 series defeat to Australia.
Pakistan gave their coach Waqar Younis a fine send-off by holding on to beat Zimbabwe by five runs in the second and final Twenty20 International in Harare.
Mohammad Hafeez put in an outstanding all-round display - just as he had in the first game - to take three for 11 after having scored 51 as Pakistan completed a tour having won each and every match played.
A half-century and then four wickets from Mohammad Hafeez laid the foundations for a comprehensive 85-run win by Pakistan over Zimbabwe in the first Twenty20 International in Harare.
The in-form opening batsman struck 71 in 48 balls to propel the tourists - unbeaten on the tour so far - to 198 for four before his haul of four for ten went a long way towards Zimbabwe being bowled out for 113 in reply.
Half-centuries from Younus Khan and Asad Shafiq followed by a four-wicket haul from Aizaz Cheema helped Pakistan beat Zimbabwe by 28 runs in the third and final One-Day International in Harare.
They posted 270 for five batting first and by restricting Zimbabwe to 242 for nine in reply, they sealed a 3-0 series win in the process, Younus also being named as the man of the series.
Mohammad Hafeez cracked an unbeaten century as Pakistan brushed aside Zimbabwe to take a series-clinching ten-wicket win in the second One-Day International in Harare.
After Zimbabwe had battled to 225 for six with Hamilton Masakadza and Brendan Taylor making half-centuries, Hafeez hit 139 in 147 balls as Pakistan rattled off the runs required with 49 balls remaining.
Pakistan were pushed hard before they eventually held on to beat Zimbabwe by five runs in an entertaining first One-Day International in Bulawayo.
Half-centuries from Younus Khan and Misbah-ul-Haq steered Pakistan to a score of 247 for seven and it took a sharp performance in the field to prevent them being beaten.
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has confirmed the schedule for England's tour of the United Arab Emirates to take on Pakistan in January and February.
The tour begins with three Tests - two in Dubai and one in Abu Dhabi - between 17th January and 7th February before four One-Day Internationals and three Twenty20 Internationals in Abu Dhabi and Dubai from 13th to 27th February.