Beginning on Sunday, the T20 World Cup will be held in Australia. All eyes will be on Rohit Sharma and company as they attempt to break the ICC’s trophy drought. But even before the competition could begin, the Men in Blue suffered some serious setbacks in the form of wounds. Jasprit Bumrah, the team’s top seamer, is the most injured player, having missed the competition due to a back ailment.

Along with him, Deepak Chahar and Ravindra Jadeja’s ailments have added to India’s problems. Many fans were looking forward to Umran Malik’s entry into the lineup because of his deadly speed, which would be useful on Australian circuits now that Bumrah has been ruled out and there has been no official news on Chahar.

Malik is still not a member of the squad, however, and Bharat Arun, a former bowling coach, offered his opinion on the matter. Arun talked extensively about the current Indian T20 World Cup lineup during an interview with former cricketer WV Raman on his talk program “Wednesdays with WV,” emphasizing that the tournament’s marquee event has received too much consideration for spinners.

Axar Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal, and Ravichandran Ashwin, who will be in charge of the spin department, have been retained by India. As seen in the second practice match against Western Australia, in which India lost by 36 runs, Deepak Hooda can also contribute with his off-breaks.

“Umran Malik is thrilling; he moves quickly. And when given the appropriate fields, he has performed well in the IPL. I believe India has carried far too many spinners given the Australian wickets. Someone like Umran Malik would have been a fantastic replacement for the team, according to Arun.

Arun said that the job of spinners in Australia was “extremely significant” but quickly reiterated his prior statement.

“Yes, there is bounce, the grounds are large, and spinners are crucial to Australian cricket, but I believe three spinners are excessive. Because you would always have the option of two spinners in the side, you would never play the whole squad with only one spinner. It’s too many spinners, three. It would have been a very good decision to use Umran Malik instead of only one spinner, he remarked.

On October 23 in Melbourne, India will face Pakistan in their first match.