Zimbabwean skipper Prosper Utseya is hoping a run of good results will see the country return to the Test arena.
Zimbabwe took the unprecedented step of withdrawing their own Test status in 2006 after concerns that their side was not competitive enough.
However, Utseya believes that they are now on the road to recovery - although he knows that it is up to Zimbabwe to prove this by winning games.
The side will get the ideal opportunity to rise to the challenge when their five-match one-day international series against Pakistan gets underway on Monday.
And Utseya admitted: "We are keen to return to Test cricket and we need to win some matches. Hopefully we can make an impression with our spin bowling.
"We are young in age but some of our players have played over 50 ODIs and we have recent victories over Australia and West Indies.
"Pakistan are favourites but we are in a positive and confident mood."