IPL Auction 2014: Picking the Worst-Value Buys on Day 1

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IPL Auction 2014: Picking the Worst-Value Buys on Day 1
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Day one of the 2014 Indian Premier League (IPL) auction took place in Bangalore on Wednesday and, as usual, there were a number of purchases that caused more than a few raised eyebrows

Now, there were 514 Twenty20 (T20) stars available for the eight franchises to snap up, 219 of whom were fully-capped internationals from 10 different countries.

Only Pakistani players from the Test-playing nations were missing from the auction, while Netherlands all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate was the only representative from the associate nations.

And with a maximum base price (starting bid) for any player being 20 million rupees (£195,400), these are the five worst-value bargains on day one in Bangalore...

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