Kings XI, who are thro' to the semis, aim to continue the winning momentum. Kumar Sangakkara returns to Mohali fold. Gagandeep and Ramesh Powar were drafted in while Irfan Pathan was rested ahead of knock-out phase.
Deccan Chargers playing for the pride and nothing more have not taking this game lightly. The Hyderabad outfit have strengthened their batting by drafting in Styris, Gibbs and Bangar at the expense of H Das, Afridi and Zoysa.
Deccan Chargers: Adam Gilchrist, Harschelle Gibbs, Rohit Sharma, Scott Styris, Y Venugopal Rao, Ravi Teja, Sanjay Bangar, Chamara Silva, Rudra Pratap Singh, Pragyan Ojha and Vijaykumar
Kings XI Punjab: Shaun Marsh, Luke Pomersbach, Yuvraj Singh, Mahela Jayawardene, Kumara Sangakkara, Tanmay Srivastava, Ramesh Powar, Piyush Chawla, Gagandeep, VRV Singh and Sreesanth.
Match Officials: Umpires: Steve Davis and Asad Rauf. Third umpire: A M Saheba. Match Ref: Talat Ali.