Having finished his four-year tenure as a national selector, including almost 18 months when he couldn’t be a part of the panel due to the administrative muddle in the Board of Control for Cricket in India, Jatin Paranjape opens up on various issues during his stint.

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Your colleague Devang Gandhi recently admitted that omitting Ambati Rayudu for the 2019 World Cup was a mistake. Do you agree?

I think we went with the best squad. The format of a 50-over game pushes you into a corner to have a sixth bowling option because 50 overs is a lot without a sixth bowler. I think may be the batting order could have been a little bit better in crucial games but I don’t think there was anything wrong with the squad that we picked for the World Cup.

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