Srikanth back in world top 5

The Guntur-born, who has a highest ranking of World No.3 has suffered early exits in recent tournaments. Meanwhile, Parupalli Kashyap slid two places to No.12 as H. S. Prannoy maintained his position at No.17. Buoyed by his recent win at the Dutch Open, Ajay Jayaram also moved up a place to No.24.

Kidambi Srikanth moved up a place to be world no. 5.   -  V. V. Subrahmanyam

Top Indian men's singles shuttler Kidambi Srikanth raised a place to be ranked No.5 in the latest Badminton World Federation (BWF) rankings released on Thursday.

The Guntur-born, who has a highest ranking of World No.3, hasn't been getting good results of late, having suffered early exits in recent tournaments.

Meanwhile, Commonwealth Games champion Parupalli Kashyap slid two places to be at No.12 as H.S. Prannoy maintained his position at No.17. Buoyed by his recent win at the Dutch Open, Ajay Jayaram also moved up a place to No.24.

In women's singles, Olympic bronze medallist Saina Nehwal and double World Championship bronze medallist P.V. Sindhu stayed at No.2 and No.13 respectively.

Meanwhile, 2010 Commonwealth Games women's doubles champions Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa also jumped two places to be ranked No.11 while men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B. Sumeeth Reddy went up a spot to No.18.

There are no Indians in the top-25 of the world's mixed doubles rankings.

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