While the Super Kings, after an up-and-down performance, are on eight points from nine games, the Mumbai Indians are on a roll with seven wins in eight outings to emerge likely semi-finalist.
The last time they met at the Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai, the hosts overhauled 181 runs with an over to spare with skipper Sachin Tendulkar, in sublime form this season, leading from the front, scoring 72.
At that time, the Super Kings were struggling with an under-performing side that eventually lost four matches in a row before bouncing back with two consecutive victories at home in the past one week.
In Image: Murali Vijay exults after making a spectacular hundred vs Rajasthan Royals
Coverage: IPL 2010