Afghanistan's tour of Zimbabwe this month has been confirmed and will feature four ODIs and two four-day games.

The tour will begin in Bulawayo with the four ODIs - Zimbabwe's first since August 2013 - before moving to Harare for two four-day matches against Zimbabwe A.

The Zimbabwe A side will likely closely resemble the full Zimbabwe side, with Zimbabwe no doubt using the matches as preparation for for their Test against South Africa in August.

With the associate sides playing in the World Cup early next year struggling to get fixtures against full members, this will be a welcome development for the Afghan side.

Fixtures

18th July: 1st ODI, Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
20th July: 2nd ODI, Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
22nd July: 3rd ODI, Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
24th July: 4th ODI, Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo
27th-30th July: 1st four-day game v Zimbabwe A, Harare Sports Club
2nd-5th August: 2nd four-day game v Zimbabwe A, Harare Sports Club