India's star middle order batsman VVS Laxman is likely to be fit to play in the 2nd Test Match against South Africa at Kolkatta it is understood.
Laxman missed the 1st Test due to injury which India went on to lose by an innings and 6 runs, Rahul Dravid and Yuvraj Singh were also unavailable for the match due to injury.
India are currently ranked number 1 in the world in Test Match Cricket but they will lose that ranking should they lose this series to South Africa.
India earned the number 1 ranking last year in December when they managed to beat Sri Lanka 2-0 in a Test Series.
MS Dhoni's men are also ranked number 2 in the world in ODIS.
South Africa drew their recent Test Series at home to England 1-1.
Had South Africa won that series they would have regained the number 1 Test Match ranking.