Afghanistan players are given a warm welcome following their victory over Scotland in the ICC Intercontinental Cup earlier this week, as well as their silver-medal winning performance in the Asian Games in China last month.
Yusuf Pathan hammered a 79-ball century before India won the fourth One-Day International against New Zealand by five wickets in Bangalore.
James Franklin smashed an unbeaten 98 in 69 balls as New Zealand posted 315 for seven but with Pathan in stunning form, India were able to surpass that and move into a 4-0 series lead with Pathan unbeaten on 123 in 96 balls.
Bangladesh moved into a 2-1 series lead over Zimbabwe after a 65-run win in the third One-Day International in Mirpur after a solid all-round performance saw them outplay their opponents.
Batting first, half-centuries from Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim saw them post 246 for seven and four wickets apiece for Abdur Razzak and Shafiul Islam bowled Zimbabwe out for 181 in reply.
The International Cricket Council (ICC) has announced plans to expand the Intercontinental Cup to eight teams with the result that the Intercontinental Shield will no longer exist.
The Shield, won by Namibia in the first running of the competition as they beat the United Arab Emirates by six wickets in Dubai, was set up to allow four more Associate teams first-class experience.
Afghanistan overturned a first-innings deficit of 41, going on to bowl Scotland out for 82 in their second innings on their way to a seven-wicket victory in the final of the ICC Intercontinental Cup in Dubai.
Mohammad Shahzad's unbeaten 56 steered them past their victory target in the final innings of the match as Afghanistan added another title to their growing honours list.
Gautam Gambhir's rich vein of form continued as his unbeaten century steered India to a series-clinching nine-wicket win over New Zealand in the third One-Day International in Vadodara.
Gambhir closed unbeaten on 126 as India chased down a target of 225 to go 3-0 up with two matches to play with ten overs and three balls to spare.
Bangladesh put their series-opening loss to Zimbabwe behind them as they comprehensively won the second One-Day International between the two sides by six wickets in Mirpur.
Zimbabwe were dismissed for 191 as Abdur Razzak returned a five-wicket haul including a hat-trick but they were powerless to prevent Bangladesh motoring to victory with more than ten overs to spare.
Fast bowlers Zaheer Khan and Praveen Kumar are to return to India's line-up for the final three One-Day Internationals against New Zealand.
Meanwhile, senior players Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Sachin Tendulkar, Virender Sehwag and Harbhajan Singh will continue to be rested for the remainder of the series.
Indian captain Gautam Gambhir led his side to an emphatic eight-wicket victory over New Zealand in the second One-Day International with a fluent unbeaten century in Jaipur.
Half-centuries from Martin Guptill and Scott Styris boosted New Zealand as they posted a score of 258 for eight before Gambhir's 138 saw India power home with seven overs to spare.
Zimbabwe held on to win the first One-Day International against Bangladesh by nine runs as the two sides' five-match series got off to an entertaining start in Mirpur.
Although Zimbabwe were dismissed for just 209 after being invited to bat first by Bangladesh, they hit back to dismiss their hosts for 200 and claim victory.
Afghanistan coach Rashid Latif says he is confident his side will deliver during the ICC Intercontinental Cup final against Scotland, which gets underway in Dubai on 2nd December.
His team recently claimed a silver medal in the Asian Games, losing in the Twenty20 final to Bangladesh, and they are hopeful of avoid a second final defeat in the space of a week.
New Zealand's preparations for the second One-Day International against India and the rest of the series have been hit with the news that experienced fast bowler Daryl Tuffey is to return home due to injury.
Tuffey, a veteran of 94 ODIs, strained a bicep during his side's 40-run defeat in the opening game of the five-match series and will play no further part in the contest.
Fast bowler Mashrafe Mortaza and left-hand opening batsman Tamim Iqbal are to return from injury after Bangladesh named a 15-man squad to take on Zimbabwe.
The two teams clash in five One-Day Internationals from 1st to 12th December with Bangladesh coming off a 4-0 sweep of New Zealand and looking to maintain their good form.
Virat Kohli scored a fine century - his second in as many matches - as India beat New Zealand by 40 runs in the opening One-Day International in Guwahati.
Kohli's 105 in 104 balls helped India reach 276 before they were bowled out and in reply, New Zealand were dismissed for 236.
Bangladesh claimed a first-ever Asian Games gold medal when they beat Afghanistan by five wickets to win the Twenty20 cricket tournament in Guanggong, China.
Afghanistan, who had shocked Pakistan in the semi-final to reach the gold-medal game, almost pulled off another upset as it took Bangladesh until the final over to seal victory chasing 119.
Left-arm fast bowler Ashish Nehra has been called up to replace fellow quick bowler Praveen Kumar for the first One-Day International against New Zealand in Guwahati.
Nehra has played 105 One-Day Internationals for India as well as 17 Test matches, taking 144 wickets in ODI cricket.
New Zealand Cricket (NZC) have confirmed that all-rounder James Franklin is to replace Jesse Ryder in New Zealand's One-Day International squad to play India.
Ryder suffered a calf injury during the first match of New Zealand's Test series against India and although he played on, he is not going to be risked for the ODI series.