Australian coach Mickey Arthur says ideally he'd like to have left-arm spinner Xavier Doherty and right-arm spinner Nathan Lyon in the side to take on India in Saturday's second Test.
But it's not as easy as all that, given the importance of team balance and not overloading the line-up with five specialist bowlers, which would weaken the batting.
One solution following Tuesday's eight-wicket defeat in the first Test in Chennai would be to drop one of Australia's three pacemen and use seam-bowling all-rounder Moises Henriques to support the other two quicks and the two spinners.
However, the hiding Lyon received from India's batsmen makes one wonder if two spinners would receive double the punishment in Hyderabad this weekend.
Left-arm spinner Monty Panesar and offspinner Graeme Swann claimed 37 wickets in England's 2-1 series win in India in December.
Arthur said England's ploy was to use Panesar early and turn to the offspinner late in the match.
"Ideally you want both, and I did a lot of looking at the England series and they used Panesar a lot," coach- selector Arthur said.
"But when the wickets start breaking up, your offspinner to the right-handers becomes dangerous because you've got to keep playing him all the time.
"Ideally, it would be nice to have the pigeon pair."
Australia was bowled out for 380 and 241 by India's spinners on Chennai's crumbling red clay pitch.
The home side lost two wickets on Tuesday's fifth day of play as it chased down a target of 50 to win.
Lyon took 3-215 and 1-29.
In contrast to India's three- pronged spin attack led by Ravi Ashwin (12 wickets), paceman James Pattinson (6) led Australia's bowling efforts in a line-up that included three specialist quicks, a seam-bowling all-rounder and one spinner.