Mumbai Indians have never got off to a better start in the last 9 editions of the league, this year they been in top form, looking hot right from the word go. Hence, hopes from the blues have spiked, on the other hand Kings XI Punjab are having their on problems with their foreign players not putting up a good show. With every loss, the panic in that dressing room is growing. Maxwell, who is the new captain of Kings XI Punjab have not had any change of luck yet. The only silver lining has been Manan Vohra and Axar Patel. Glenn Maxwell has flopped and how.

For KXIP, Amla too has to come good if they want to go the distance in the tournament. One also feels Rohit Sharma who has not been performing up to his optimum potential should be back to opening the batting.

After 18 matches, both teams are deadlocked at nine wins apiece. But Mumbai Indians have a 6-3 lead in the last nine matches.

The likely XIs

Kings XI Punjab 1 Hashim Amla, 2 Manan Vohra, 3 Wriddhiman Saha (wk), 4 Glenn Maxwell (capt), 5 Eoin Morgan, 6 David Miller, 7 Axar Patel, 8 Mohit Sharma, 9 Sandeep Sharma, 10 KC Cariappa, 11 Ishant Sharma

Mumbai Indians 1 Jos Buttler, 2 Parthiv Patel (wk), 3 Nitish Rana, 4 Rohit Sharma (capt), 5 Kieron Pollard, 6 Hardik Pandya, 7 Krunal Pandya, 8 Harbhajan Singh, 9 Mitchell McClenaghan, 10 Jasprit Bumrah, 11 Lasith Malinga