Pujara maintains sixth position in Test rankings

Updated: Aug 06, 2013, 17:17 PM IST

Dubai: Cheteshwar Pujara continues to be the only Indian batsman in the top-20 list as he has managed to maintain his sixth spot, while off-spinner R Ashwin is the highest-ranked bowler at number eight, in the latest ICC Test rankings issued on Tuesday.

With 777 points to his credit, right-handed batsman Pujara is the lone Indian to be figuring in the table, which is headed by South Africa`s Hashim Amla (903).

Australia skipper Michael Clarke has jumped three spots at number two after scoring a splendid 187 in the first innings of the third Ashes Test.

In the Test bowlers` rankings, Ashwin and left-arm spinner Pragyan Ojha have remained at eight and 10th positions, respectively. Out-of-favour pacer Sager Khan is placed at 17th spot in list.

Dale Steyn continues to rule the roost and is followed by seamer Vernon Philander.