Here is your guide to the Indian Premier League 2016 play-offs. After a gripping last week, the teams to qualify for the final four are Gujarat Lions, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders. Newcomers Gujarat Lions have finished on top of the IPL 2016 points table with nine wins under their belt. Also Check- IPL 2016 Points Table
All the permutations and combinations now take the back seat as these four teams look to book a place in the finals. Royal Challengers Bangalore are placed second while Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders end on third and fourth place respectively.
The play-offs begin on May 24 with first qualifier taking place between table-toppers Gujarat Lions and Royal Challengers Bangalore, winner of this match will get a direct entry into the finals. Also Check- IPL 2016 Orange Cap
The third and fourth placed teams, Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders, will face-off in the Eliminator on May 25. The winner of this match will then take on the loser of Qualifier 1 on May 27 to determine the second finalist.
Here is who plays who in the IPL 2016 play-offs with venue details
| Date|| Time (IST) || Venue||Match|
| 24 May 2016|| 8:00 PM|| Bengaluru|| Qualifier 1 – Gujarat Lions vs Royal Challengers Bangalore|
| 25 May 2016|| 8:00 PM|| Delhi|| Eliminator – Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Kolkata Knight Riders|
| 27 May 2016|| 8:00 PM|| Delhi|| Qualifier 2 – Gujarat Lions vs Winner Eliminator|
| 29 May 2016|| 8:00 PM|| Bengaluru|| Final – Royal Challengers Bangalore vs TBC|
Suresh Raina-led Gujarat Lions, as a new franchise, has done a commendable job to finish as a topper in their inaugural season and they will have their eyes set on the coveted IPL trophy now. Also Check- IPL 2016 Purple Cap
There was little to separate the rest three qualifying teams, but they take their respective positions based on the net run rate. Royal Challengers Bangalore for the second time in a row qualifies for play-offs while Sunrisers Hyderabad and Kolkata Knight Riders better their last year standings to advance to final four.