Indians bat first; Sachin returns from injury
Mumbai Indians skipper Harbhajan Singh has won the toss and elected to bat first against the Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.
The home side will be boosted by the return of Sachin Tendulkar who has recovered from injury although their bowling line up will be depleted after Latish Malinga returned to Sri Lanka for treatment on a back spasm.
The Kings XI will be with out skipper Adam Gilchrist for a second straight game after the Aussie picked up a hamstring injury against the Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday.
Mumbai Indians team - AT Rayudu, SR Tendulkar, RG Sharma, KA Pollard, KD Karthik†, JEC Franklin, NLTC Perera, Harbhajan Singh*, PP Ojha, RP Singh, MM Patel.
Kings XI Punjab team - N Saini†, SD Chitnis, SE Marsh, DJ Hussey*, DA Miller, Azhar Mahmood, Mandeep Singh, PP Chawla, BA Bhatt, P Kumar, P Awana.