The Indian men’s hockey team have jumped up one place to the fifth position in the world rankings after a strong run in the recently-concluded Champions Trophy. India became the second consecutive runner-up at the Champions Trophy in Breda, Netherlands in June with winners Australia remaining on top of the ranking chart, thanks to their successful Champions Trophy campaign. Australia sit 23 points ahead of second-ranked Argentina with 1883 points, followed by Belgium and Netherlands. India stand at the fifth position on the table with 1484 points, overtaking Germany with 1456 points to sixth from the fifth spot. Most of the teams in the top 20 are non-movers, although 18th placed Austria and 19th ranked Egypt have climbed ahead of France, who now sit in 20th position. After this news, India Captain P R Sreejesh said that the Indian hockey team's elevation to fifth spot in world rankings would inspire it to perform even better in the upcoming 2018 Asian Games and FIH World Cup.