India’s top male squash player Saurav Ghosal has made his way back to the world’s top 20 according to the latest Professional Squash Association (PSA) rankings that have been released this month. The Asian Games gold medallist jumped two spots to be placed at 19th, thus usurping Egypt’s Fares Dessouki.
This is the first time Ghosal has held a top-20 ranking since November 2014.
Good performances from Saurav Ghosal recently
The ranking rise comes after a series of good performances from the Indian national champion. He reached the final of the HKFC International and also made the quarter-finals of the Grasshopper Cup.
Among the other Indian male players, Victorian Open semi-finalist Mahesh Mangaonkar is placed at 50th while 2014 National champion Harinder Pal Sandhu is placed at 59th.
19-year-old Kush Kumar who captured the Tasmanian Open few days back is at his highest world ranking of 152.
Dipika Pallikal continues to lead amongst Indian women
Among the Indian women, Dipika Pallikal continues to lead the way with her 18th ranking. The reigning women’s Indian National champion, Joshna Chinappa, who recently won the Victorian Open, holds the 27th spot.
20-year-old Sachika Ingale who recently made the quarter-finals of the Tasmanian Open, is ranked 94th.