Dubai:Sachin Tendulkar slipped a rung to 14th but continued to be the highest ranked Indian in the ICC
Test rankings for batsmen while his skipper Anil Kumble (8) was the best-placed Indian bowler in the latest list.
Among the other Indians in the batting chart, former skipper Rahul Dravid and opener Virender Sehwag remained steady at 15th and 18th respectively.
However, Sourav Ganguly was down a spot to 20th. In the bowling list, the next best placed Indian after Kumble is Zaheer Khan at the 14th, which he shares with controversial Pakistan pacer Mohammad Asif Further down the list, off-spinner Harbhajan Singh climbed a rung to 17th.
Meanwhile, Ashwell Prince and AB de Villiers have stormed into the top 20 among batsmen after outstanding performances against England in the second Test, which ended yesterday.
Prince has climbed eight places to 13th spot in the rankings and now has 12th-placed Graeme Smith firmly in his sights while de Villiers has jumped six places to 19th position.
The batting list is still headed by Kumar Sangakkara of Sri Lanka, ahead of the West Indies' Shivnarine Chanderpaul, Mike Hussey of Australia and his captain Ricky Ponting, along with Mohammad Yousuf of Pakistan, the latter two sharing fourth place.