Mohammad Nabi, first Afghan to be bought in the Indian Premier League, has arrived in Hyderabad ahead of the tournament due to begin on Wednesday.
Afghanistan's head coach Lalchand Rajput believes the gradually improving Afghan team will be ready to play Tests in another two-three years.
Afghan cricketer Rashid Khan arrived in Hyderabad on Saturday ahead of the Indian Premier League inaugural in the city on Wednesday (April 5).
Pakistan defeated Afghanistan by 123 runs in the second semi-final of Emerging Teams Asia Cup in Bangladesh on Saturday.
Afghanistan defeated India by two wickets and with 21 balls remaining as they booked their place in the semi-finals stage of Emerging Teams Cup in Bangladesh on Thursday.
Afghanistan defeated Ireland by an innings and 172 runs and moved to top of the Intercontinental Cup table in major step toward playing Test cricket.
West Indies have confirmed that they will host Afghanistan for three T20s and three ODIs in June this year, in what will mark first time the two sides face each other in a series.
Rashid Khan produced a remarkable spell as Afghanistan bowled out Ireland in the first innings to take 276-run lead on third day of the four-day Intercontinental Cup in India on Thursday.
Afghanistan piled up 537 runs for eight before declaring their first innings on day two of their Intercontinental Cup match against Ireland at Greater Noida, India on Wednesday.
Afghanistan drew with Vietnam 1-1 in Group C of AFC Asian Cup qualifiers in Tajikistan on Tuesday, in what was first meeting between the nations in history.