Papua New Guinea believe their recent success in one-day cricket can translate to the longer form of the game.
The Barramundi's recorded back to back 50-over wins against Nepal during the week but will swap the coloured uniforms for whites this evening in Sharjah, when they take on Afghanistan in the Intercontinental Cup.
The four-day first-class tournament is a pathway to Test cricket, with the eight-team round-robin running until 2017.
PNG won their debut match against the Netherlands in June and will face an Afghan team side who denied them a spot at next year's World Twenty20 tournament.
Cricket PNG's High Performance Manager, Rarua Dikana, is backing the Barramundi's to do well.
"The coach [Dipak Patel] has been working very hard with the boys and [competing in] the four-dayers is pretty new but showing from the Netherlands success the boys have grabbed the three formats with their both hands and adjusted accordingly with the four-dayers. I think we will have success against Afghanistan as well because we're mindful that Afghanistan they go hard. We have never played them in the longer form [of the game]. We've had a lot of video sessions with the boys and they're well prepared for the challenges they will get from the Afghans, who are pretty much the favourites."