BANGALORE (Agencies) - Title contenders India will have to be on their guard against giant-killers Ireland, on a high after shocking England, when the two sides face off in an interesting group B match of the World Cup today (Sunday). The match has grown in profile and has gained proportion after Ireland sprang the tournament's biggest surprise by shocking their more fancied neighbours and three-time Cup finalists England. Going by pedigree, however, there is definitely no comparison between the two teams and, irrespective of all the hype over Ireland's stunning win that left Andrew Strauss and his men and India with bowling concerns, the hosts will start the match as firm favourites. The focus is also on the wicket, which produced 300-plus totals in all the matches it has hosted so far in the quadrennial extravaganza. Over the last fortnight, massive totals, huge sixes and countless boundaries have been the norm at this venue, and things are expected to remain the same. It was learnt that fearing a backlash, curator Narayan Raju consistently rolled and watered down the track to nullify the turn that had the Australians in a tizzy during their warm-up game against the hosts. Bowling has been India's biggest worry in the tournament. The 2-2 attack has so far proved to be a failure and is not the way forward. That brings into equation the fifth bowler's slot and the team management is now weighing the options, which it doesn't have in abundance. There have been calls from certain quarters to field five bowlers while some suggested that the quota of 10 overs be shared by Yusuf Pathan and Yuvraj Singh. With the Irish not the best players of spin, three spinners on a turner would be the ideal scenario for India, but the batsmen-friendly track has already ruled that out. As far as Ireland are concerned, the question is will they be able to repeat what they did to England. They are not low on self belief and Wednesday's win has given them plenty of confidence. The Irish now believe that they are here to not just complete the numbers, but to compete on an even keel. O' Brien's innings has completely changed the complexion of the match. "The attitude is to win and we will go with that attitude against India too," said all-rounder Joh Mooney.