India will start their two-Test series against South Africa in Johannesburg on Wednesday with an aim to close the gap with the number one ranked side in the world on the ICC Test Team rankings table. (Uphill task awaits MS Dhoni's men)
South Africa enter the series as the clear leaders with 131 ratings points, while India are in the second position at 119 points.
Whatever be the outcome of the series, both South Africa and India will retain their pre-series ranking. (We have the desire to win: Pujara)