Bengaluru, Nov 3: Virat Kohli-led India have a chance to climb to as high as 2nd position in the ICC Test Rankings.
India will host South Africa in a 4-Test series starting in Mohali on November 5 (Thursday). The teams will play for Freedom Trophy (Gandhi-Mandela Series).
India are currently in 5th place in the Test ranking table while South Africa are the top side in the world. If India whitewash the Proteas then they will go to 2nd in the table.
"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, it will have to win all 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," ICC said today (November 3) in a media release.
After the 1st Test in Mohali, India and South Africa travel to Bengaluru, Nagpur and New Delhi for the remaining 3 matches.
ICC Test Rankings (As on November 3, 2015)
1. South Africa - 125 Rating Points
2. Australia - 106
3. England - 102
4. Pakistan - 101
5. India - 100
6. New Zealand - 99
7. Sri Lanka - 93
8. West Indies - 76
9. Bangladesh - 47
10. Zimbabwe - 5