Dubai:India stand in with a chance to regain the second position in the ICC ODI Championship table when they take on New Zealand in the five-match series that begins in Guwahati on Sunday.
Currently Sri Lanka is in the second spot with 118 points - one ahead of India but a win in the series by any margin against New Zealand will see India upstage the islanders.
A 5-0 win for India will put it on 121 ratings points - seven behind Australia who currently top the table.
And even if Sri Lanka register a 5-0 win over West Indies in their upcoming ODI series, they will have to sit out in the third position.
But if India lose the series 0-5 to New Zealand it would see them drop to the fifth spot.
However, a 2-3 series defeat will see India drop down fourth on 114 points while New Zealand will rise to the sixth position on 101 points.