Holder occupies top spot in the International Cricket Council Test all-rounder rankings ahead of Stokes.
Infections rates in Pakistan have risen sharply over the past couple of months.
The three Tests will be called the #raisethebat series.
Abbas has taken 79 wickets in 19 matches for Leicestershire in the last two domestic seasons.
The wicketkeeper states the West Indies are more than happy with their bowling line-up.
The Bajan duo came face to face five years ago in the Sussex Premier League.
The former England batsman becomes the first British-Asian to be given a head coaching role.
Captain Mike Brearley called him a ‘colossus’ after a third Test century in England’s 364 and 8-34 in Pakistan’s second innings.
West Indies pace bowler