Australia will play a one-off game against Afghanistan in the United Arab Emirates next month.
The match will act as a warm-up for Michael Clarke’s team’s series with Pakistan, which immediately precedes the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
"Everyone in world cricket have been really impressed with how cricket has flourished in Afghanistan, despite its pressing national problems," Cricket Australia chief executive James Sutherland said.
"As an ICC member, CA strongly supports world cricket's ambition for cricket to continue to develop as a global sport.
"That, combined with the strong relationships between our two countries, encouraged us to look at how we might recognise and encourage Afghanistan by playing them on the field."
Sutherland explained the details of the Afghanistan fixture had been finalised in off-line discussions at last week's International Cricket Council annual conference in Kuala Lumpur.
The Afghanistan game is being scheduled to allow Australia to acclimatise before taking on Misbah-ul-Haq’s outfit, who are currently playing a three-Test series in Sri Lanka.