The upcoming Test series between India and South Africa features the top two sides in the world, and I would fancy the hosts to prevail.
India are a brilliant side at home, and the Tests in Nagpur and Kolkata should give them a chance to consolidate their place at the top of the rankings.
If the series were in South Africa, I would be backing Graeme Smith's side as India do not travel well, but the sub-continent pitches will represent a significant factor as always.
Morkel, in particular, relies heavily on pitches which are conducive to him getting bounce, and that is unlikely to be the case in India.
Steyn is the top-ranked bowler in the world, and he demonstrated why against England, and whether he can adapt to the conditions will be key.
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