Mumbai Indians will be playing host to Kings XI Punjab at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on May 16, 2018. The match is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM IST onwards. The two teams have previously met in this year's IPL, with Mumbai beating Punjab on that occasion in Indore.

This is a very crucial game for both the teams, as Kings XI is at the five position on the points table and Mumbai is at the sixth position. Kings XI have won six out of their twelve games, while Mumbai has managed five wins from their twelve games.

Mumbai Indians:

They are coming off a loss against Rajasthan, but a win in this game will take them closer to the playoffs. They are unlikely to make any changes as their XI looks pretty settled and has performed well this season.

This is a do-or-die game for the defending champions, as a loss can mean the end of the road for them this year.

A win on Wednesday will propel MI straight into the fourth slot, courtesy their NRR advantage over all the seven other teams in the competition, and from there, Mumbai will fancy a win against Delhi Daredevils to consolidate their spot in the top-half.

Kings XI Punjab:

Talk about turnarounds, Kings XI have only managed one victory in their last six games. The middle order has a problem of not getting proper starts, so we might see some changes there.

If Mujeeb Ur Rahman is fit, he must come in place of an overseas player, and this may, in fact, trigger a few more changes in order to get the balance of team right.

Pitch: The Wankhede pitch has produced some good game of cricket this season, so we can expect that even this game will produce 165-170 runs.

Weather: The temperatures are likely to stay slightly above 30°C, and no rain is expected.

Where to watch:

The match will be telecasted live on the Star Sports and Star Sports HD channels. The online streaming of the game can be seen on Hotstar.com, Hotstar mobile app.

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