New Delhi: With just a few days to go for India's blockbuster clash against Pakistan, the defending champions clearly appear to be struggling.
After failing to win a single match during the Tests and tri-series, India's weaknesses have been exposed.
Major cause for concern is the bowling department that has consistently failed to deliver throughout the tour.
With Ishant Sharma ruled out, the bowling attack has been furthered weakened. Not only do India's bowlers lacks pace, they also lack variety with the absence of a leg spinner.
Spinners, usually considered as India's strength, do not inspire much confidence considering their inability to win games on pitches that will be offered at the World Cup.
After a disastrous tour Down Under, the bowlers are lacking confidence.
Even minnows Afghanistan did not find it hard to play face the likes of Mohammad Shami, Umesh Yadav and Mohit Sharma.
Hence, this has raised major doubts about the men in blue putting up a respectable show at this edition of ICC's pinnacle event.
With strong teams like Australia, South Africa, New Zealand and even England boasting of strong bowling attacks, India's chances look bleak.