Toss: Kings XI Punjab selected to bowl v Mumbai Indians. Kings XI Punjab captain R Ashwin caught to this season’s pattern of chasing on the Wankhede Stadium, selecting to bowl first in an important game towards Mumbai Indians. No team has opted to bat first at this floor this season.
In a must-win game, Mumbai introduced back Kieron Pollard for JP Duminy. Captain Rohit Sharma stated Mumbai had finished properly in the second half of the season to remain alive in the event, however “fearless cricket was needed to get two points.”
Kings XI introduced back Yuvraj Singh and Manoj Tiwary for Karun Nair and Mayank Agarwal in a bid to bolster a faltering center order. Mujeeb Ur Rahman continued to stay sidelined after he injured his bowling hand towards Kolkata Knight Riders, on May 12.
Mumbai Indians: 1 Evin Lewis, 2 Suryakumar Yadav, 3 Rohit Sharma (capt), 4 Ishan Kishan (wk), 5 Hardik Pandya, 6 Krunal Pandya, 7 Kieron Pollard, 8 Ben Cutting, 9 Mitchell McClenaghan, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Mayank Markande.
Kings XI Punjab: 1 KL Rahul (wk), 2 Chris Gayle, 3 Yuvraj Singh, 4 Manoj Tiwary, 5 Aaron Finch, 6 Marcus Stoinis, 7 Axar Patel, 8 R Ashwin (capt), 9 Andrew Tye, 10 Mohit Sharma, 11 Ankit Rajpoot.