Having won four out of the five matches they played so far, Mumbai Indians are placed second with eight points and would certainly start as favourites against Kings XI Punjab, who have managed to win just two of their five games.
Even though Mumbai's top order is yet to click, the middle and lower order have more than made up for the poor starts.
Skipper Rohit Sharma, who did not have an ideal start to the tournament, made a strong comeback in the previous match against Gujarat Lions with an unbeaten 40 off 29 deliveries, while Kieron Pollard continued with his fine run, scoring a quickfire 23-ball 39.
Young Nitish Rana has been a consistent contributer for Mumbai this season. He chipped in with a brilliant half- century in the last match to enable Mumbai toppled Gujarat Lions by six wickets.
In fact, one of the biggest positives for Mumbai has been the form of the Pandya brothers -- Hardik and Krunal. The duo have come up with significant all-round performances.
Come tomorrow, Mumbai would look to their batsmen to shine again and dominate the opponents.