Pace bowler Zaheer Khan's triple-strike against England, which helped India salvage a dramatic tie in Bangalore, remains the only high point of the co-host's bowling as it prepares to face Ireland this weekend.
As a result of the unimpressive bowling, India has failed to justify the tag of hot favorite in its opening two games, with the team depending too much on Khan to break set partnerships as well as to contain the run flow.
India conceded 283 runs to Bangladesh in an 87-run win and then failed to win against England despite posting a huge total of 338.
India will have to be wary in Sunday's match against a belligerent Ireland side that completed a World Cup record chase against England in Bangalore.
The chase, led by Kevin O'Brien's magnificent 113, will be especially worrying for India because it came in Bangalore, where India failed to contain England, and where it plays Ireland on Sunday.
Also of concern will be the fact that Brien's 63-ball innings helped overhaul a total of 327 despite the team struggling at 111-5 at one stage, displaying both depth and the ability to control the mid overs.
Zaheer has done well so far with figures of 2-40 and 3-63 in the two matches to date, but others have failed to really support him.