India eye 2nd spot in Test rankings
India have a chance to zoom up to second in the ICC Test rankings if Virat Kohli’s men manage to sweep the four-match home-series against numero uno South Africa starting November 5 in Mohali.
A major re-shuffling of the rankings is on the cards as fifth-ranked India host South Africa with heavyweight star performers in action over the next few weeks.
In this series, India will have an opportunity to climb to second position, a fraction of a point behind South Africa.
However, to make it happen, they will have to win all the four Tests. On the other side of the coin, South Africa will vault to 130 points and India will plummet to 96 points if the visitors win all four Tests. AB de Villiers (third), and Hashim Amla (fourth), who are separated by just nine points, with team-mate Faf du Plessis sitting in 16th spot will feature for South Africa.