Afghanistan is currently in fifth place on 21 points, while Namibia is in seventh place on 20 points. Ireland leads the table with a maximum 60 points, 14 ahead of second- placed Netherlands, followed by Hong Kong (30 points) and Scotland (23 points).
ICC Intercontinental Cup is a pathway to Test cricket as the winner will take on the 10th-ranked Test team in an ICC Test Challenge in 2018. If the ICC Intercontinental Cup winner wins the ICC Test Challenge, then it will secure Test status until the next ICC Test Challenge, which will take place in 2022.
After completing its assignment against Afghanistan, Namibia will travel to Kathmandu, where it will play two 50-over ICC World Cricket League Championship matches against Nepal. These games will be held on 16 and 18 April at the Tribhuvan University Ground.
The top sides from the ICC World Cricket League Championship will progress to the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier, which will be held in Bangladesh in 2018.
Afghanistan v Namibia
10-13 April – Four-day ICC Intercontinental Cup, Greater Noida Cricket Stadium, Uttar Pradesh
Nepal v Namibia
16 and 18 April – ICC World Cricket League Championship, Tribhuvan University Ground, Kathmandu
Papua New Guinea v Kenya
28 and 30 May - ICC World Cricket League Championship, (venue tbc)
Intercontinental Cup table: