Roshan Mahanama will be the match referee for the summit clash of the tournament's seventh edition. (Agencies)
Englishman Nigel Llong and Indian S Ravi will officiate in the Qualifier 1 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab to be held at the Eden Gardens on Tuesday.
For the Eliminator in Mumbai on Wednesday, Oxenford will partner Vineet Kulkarni on the field. Dharamsena and Australian Rod Tucker will be umpires for Qualifier 2 in Mumbai on Friday.
Kings XI take on Knight Riders in Qualifier I
The most consistent team of this season will be up against the most resilient side of the current edition when Kings XI Punjab locks horns with Kolkata Knight Riders in the first Qualifier clash of the IPL on Tuesday.
Previously known for being under-achievers, Kings XI Punjab have been the most outstanding team this season to top the table thanks to a superlative batting show from Glenn Maxwell.
With two wins from first seven matches, Kolkata Knight Riders were written off midway into the tournament but they bounced back to seal a playoff berth.
Later, Yusuf Pathan's hurricane 22-ball 72 fired them up to second spot on net run rate and they are in the middle of a record seven-match winning streak.
The heavyweights tag would be with KXIP but at the same time they would be wary of KKR's momentum and it would be quite a challenge for George Bailey's men to breach their opponent's fortress at the Eden.
Both the teams are two wins away from the glittering trophy but a loss in the first qualifier will not be the end of the road either. The losing team would survive to play the second qualifier in the battle to make the final.
Roshan Mahanama will be the match referee for the summit clash of the tournament's seventh edition.