The countdown is on for the second cricket game between Afghan interpreters and Australian veterans.

The RSL Victoria XI team will go head-to-head with the Interpreters X in a T20 match on March 27 at Thomas Carroll Reserve in Dandenong.

Afghan interpreters worked closely alongside members of the Australian Defence Force during their 20 year military commitment in the war-torn country.

Beginning at 1:30 pm on Sunday, the T20 game aims to bring Afghan interpreters and veterans together to acknowledge those who served in Afghanistan.

It also aims to support those who are struggling with the aftermath of military operations and help them heal from their experiences.

“This is a fantastic initiative and RSL Victoria is only too proud to support this event." says RSL Victoria President, Dr Robert Webster, OAM.

"This is just one way we can recognise the sacrifices Afghan interpreters made to help our troops and repay the favour by helping support them on Australian soil."

Dr Robert Webster OAM

The first friendly match of its kind took place in Adelaide last year, with plans to continue the friendly games as an annual event around the country.