Proteas players Duanne Olivier, Quinton de Kock, Aiden Markram and Hashim Amla have made significant strides in the latest Test player rankings after the series at home against Pakistan.
Former South Africa U19 coach Ray Jennings believes Aiden Markram will get through his current lean patch and become a better batsman because of the experience.
Australia pace bowler Mitchell Starc has reached a career-best fifth position among bowlers in the ICC Test player rankings after his player-of-the-match performance in the Durban Test against South Africa helped his side win by 118 runs and take a 1-0 lead in the four-match series.
Graeme Smith believes Aiden Markram should not have been given the Proteas captaincy in the recent ODIs at home against India and hopes the batsman's confidence has not suffered as a result of the big series defeat.
South Africa stand-in captain Aiden Markram insists the Proteas' batsmen have a game-plan to counter India's spinners but it is just their execution that is letting them down.