South Africa and India are to vie for the world number one ranking again when they meet in a six-match one-day international series, starting at Kingsmead on Thursday 1 February 2018.
The one-day games start just five days after India retained their top ranking in Tests, although second-placed South Africa closed the points gap by winning the series 2-1.
South Africa are on top of the International Cricket Council one-day rankings by a slender one point from India. With the points adjusted after each match, there is the potential for the number one position to change from match to match.
Ottis Gibson (South African coach) is less concerned about the rankings than the long-term goal of winning the 2019 Cricket World Cup in England.- Sport24