Dubai: India, who trail South Africa in the ICC One Day International Rankings (ODI), will aim to attain the zenith with Sri Lanka whitewash in the three-match series beginning on Sunday.
India are already ranked number one in the Test cricket and are on 120 points in the ODI rankings, only one point behind the Proteas.
The Men in Blue will take the lead with if they win the first match against the Lankan Lions in Dharamsala.
However, they have to win the following two matches in Mohali and Visakakhapatnam to keep the lead since Sri Lanka are eighth on the table with 83 points.
India will slip to 119 points even with a 2-1 win in the ODI series, whereas, eighth-ranked Sri Lanka will remain on 83 points even with a 3-0 loss but can go up to 87 points with a 3-0 series win.
India will face Sri Lanka in the absence of regular skipper Virat Kohli, who has been rested for the series. Instead, Rohit Sharma will lead the side.