Kolkata: Indian men's archery team is sorely missing Olympian Mangal Singh Champia, national coach Limba Ram said after its pathetic show in the World Cup Stage II in Turkey.

Beijing Olympian Champia along with senior most pro Dola Banerjee are out of favour, having missed the cuts in the trials for the World Cup and World Championships.

After returning from Antalya, Limba appeared worried for the team comprising of Tarundeep Rai, Jayanta Talukdar and Rahul Banerjee who exited in round one of World Cup Stage II.

"It's too late to change the teams that have been decided for these competitions in advance. But in the hindsight, Champia is doing well and should have been in the side," the
Indian coach said.

The archers are gearing up for World Championships to be held in Turin, Italy from July 3 to 10, where 32 Olympic berths will be decided and the former world record holder said that he would have to get the best out of the teams.

"It's not the time to make changes. The time is to maintain one's focus and practice rigorously. By doing this, I am sure they would grab Olympic quota places in Italy," he said.

Limba was particularly worried about Asian Games 2010 silver medallist Tarundeep Rai who is in erratic form.

"Champia would have fit in there... But that's all in the hindsight. I have to work hard alongside Tarundeep. He has shown us what he is capable of in Guangzhou (Asiad)," the
39-year-old said.

A silver medal by Indian pair of Jayanta Talukdar and young sensation Deepika Kumari was the only saving grace in the recently-concluded World Cup, where the Ranchi girl bagged another medal in the form of a bronze in the team event.

However, the Archery Association of India feels that it's not the time to press the panic button.

"The men's team won a (silver) medal in the World Cup Stage I, while the women's did well in Stage II. There is nothing to be worried about," AAI secretary general Paresh Nath Mukherjee said.

"We have chosen the team after a selection trial ahead of the World Cup Stage I and it cannot be changed just for the World Championships," he added.

Having stunned Korea in the semis, India lost to the US in the final to settle for a silver medal in the men's recurve team event at World Cup Stage I in Porec last month.