The IPL follows a playoff system that favours the team that finishes higher up in the table. A team finishing in the top two gets two shots at qualifying for the final, while the teams finishing third and fourth need to win an eliminator and a qualifier to reach the final.
Qualifier 1, the match that will feature the top two teams from the league stage, will be held at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai this time around.
The eliminator, which sees the teams that finish third and fourth face off, will be held at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru, the home ground of last year’s finalists Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Qualifier 2, which will determine the second finalist and will be contested by the loser of Qualifier 1 and the winner of the Eliminator, is also scheduled at the Bengaluru stadium.
The final, as announced earlier, will be held at the Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad, the home ground of the 2016 champions SunRisers Hyderabad [SRH].
Qualifier 1: May 16, 2017 [20:00 IST, 18:30 GST] – Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
Eliminator: May 17, 2017 [20:00 IST, 18:30 GST] – M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Qualifier 2: May 19, 2017 [20:00 IST, 18:30 GST] – M. Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
Final: May 21, 2017 [20:00 IST, 18:30 GST] – Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium, Hyderabad
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