Ace Indian shuttler Saina Nehwal gained a place to be World No.3 in women's singles in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.
Apart from Saina two other Indian shuttlers figure in the top 50. While P.V. Sindhu remains at 12, Nagpur girl Arundhati Pantawane broke into the top-50 for the first time as she made a remarkable jump of 10 places to be ranked 49th.
In the men's singles, Parupalli Kashyap remained India's top-ranked men's player despite dropping two places to be 13th.
After a string of good performances, R.M.V. Gurusaidutt moved up a place to reach career-best No.22 while Mumbai's Ajay Jayaram also jumped a place to be 24.
Madhya Pradesh's Sourabh Verma retains 37 while Andhra boy B. Sai Praneeth jumped five places to a career-best 40th.
Thailand Open winner Kidambi Srikanth also moved up a place to a be at career-high 41. However, Mumbai's Anand Pawar dropped five places to 43.