Dubai: Left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha was the best-placed Indian at number five in the latest ICC Test Rankings issued on Tuesday, while Sachin Tendulkar was the only batsman to have found a place in the top-20 list.
Ojha dropped a place with 767 points, and so was Sachin Tendulkar, who was placed 18th with 669 points.
Seamer Zaheer Khan was ranked 14th in the bowlers` list with 652 points.
Pujara, who dropped a place, was ranked 21st with 665 points.
South Africa`s Hashim Amla moved within four ratings points of becoming the number-one ranked batsman.
Amla, who was declared man of the match in the Perth Test, moved up two places to third position with 875 ratings points following his match-winning knock of 196 in the second innings of the series-decider.
West Indies batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul is now the top-ranked batsman with 879 ratings points. Australia captain Michael Clarke, who made five and 44, slipped to second after regaining the number-one spot last week at the conclusion of the Adelaide Test.
Among the bowlers, Dale Steyn continued to lead the table. Vernon Philander moved up a place to jointly hold the second spot with Sri Lanka spinner Rangana Herath.
South Africa fast bowler Morne Morkel also moved up a spot to seventh.
For Australia, fast bowler Mitchell Johnson returned to the top-20 after moving up three places to 20th position.
The biggest mover in the bowlers` table is Mitchell Starc who now moved up 21 places to 53rd.
Jacques Kallis continued to head the all-rounders` table followed by Shakib Al Hasan in second and Shane Watson in third place.