As Sachin Tendulkar is yet to recover from injury, Bhajji retained as Indians' captain. Mumbai brought in Dwayne Bravo in place of Dominic Thornely, who required 15 stitches on the face after being hit by a Zaheer Khan bouncer in the previous game.
Chennai made no changes to their playing XI that played the first game.
Chennai Super Kings: Parthiv Patel, Matthew Hayden, Michael Hussey, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (capt and wk), Suresh Raina, Jacob Oram, S Badrinath, Joginder Sharma, P Amarnath, Manpreet Gony, Muttiah Muralitharan.
Mumbai Indians: Sanath Jayasuriya, Luke Ronchi (wk), Robin Uthappa, Dwayne Bravo, Abhishek Nayar, Shaun Pollock, Harbhajan Singh (capt), Vikrant Yeligati, Musavir Khote, Ashish Nehra, Dhaval Kulkarni.