While MI suffered seven-wicket loss at the hands of Kolkata Knight Riders, the KXIP lost their way in chasing a none-too-difficult target against Rajasthan Royals in Pune on Friday night.

The Punjab side would be more battle weary than the well-rested home team going into tomorrow's clash, but do have the wherewithal to put aside their opening match blues and put it across MI after two straight losses at this venue.

KXIP had beaten MI by 6 wickets in 2012 at Wankhede, but suffered back-to-back losses in 2013 (4 runs) and last year (5 wickets), and thus have a chance to come out trumps again on a track which is expected to offer bounce and some turn.

In their opening games, both the teams recovered from poor starts and would be hoping for some stability at the top-order on Sunday.

Mumbai captain Rohit Sharma, who has all the strokes in the book, made a superb 98 not out off just 65 balls against KKR at the Eden Gardens and had a splendid support from growing-in-stature New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson (55 not out in 41 balls) that bailed out MI from a poor 37 for 3.

The home team would expect the likes of Aaron Finch, Aditya Tare and Ambati Rayudu to contribute more on Sunday than what they did in Kolkata.

In bowling too, MI would like a better show from their experienced spin duo of Harbhajan Singh and Pragyan Ojha, who went for a lot of runs against KKR, and from their death-bowling specialist Lasith Malinga who was carted for sixes by Suryakumar Yadav in the first game.

Malinga and West Indian Kieron Pollard have been the two constants as their two overseas picks in the playing elevens in IPL over the last few years, leaving MI to juggle around with the rest of foreigners to fill up the other two spots.

Anderson seems to have cemented his place with his power-packed batting last season and has impressed in the opening game, leaving just one spot to be filled in. The loss of Australian World Cup-winning pacer Josh Hazlewood, who has pulled out of IPL without playing a game citing exhaustion after a long season, has reduced MI's options.

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