The Papua New Guinea cricketers square off against the Netherlands tonight in their debut appearance in the Intercontinental Cup in Amsterdam.
The four-day first-class tournament is a pathway to Test cricket, with the eight-team round-robin running until 2017.
The top placed country will then play the 10th-ranked side on the ICC Test Rankings in a four-match challenge, and if the Associate Member wins the series it will become the 11th Test nation.
The PNG Barramundi's captain Jack Vare-Kevere says every cricketing country would like to play Test cricket and this is a great opportunity for them to do just that.
He says the Netherlands had the wood on them when they last played in the 50-over format, but they have prepared well and are confident provided they do the basics right and stick to their game plans.