Runs, runs and more runs were the order of the day at the Wankhede during the recently-concluded ICC World T20, where the teams chased down the scores of 229, 192 and 182 quite comfortably.
If the pitch remains unchanged, and there is nothing to suggest it will or not, this should be another high-scoring match, with the advantage lying with the chasing team.
Which is why the toss will prove to be crucial. Dhoni lost a vital toss in the semifinals to the West Indies, which forced India to bat first and then try and defend a score in tailor-made batting conditions with the dew working against the bowlers as well. The RPS skipper will hope he calls the toss right this time.
Both the teams have strong players in their squad and looks relatively strong on the papers. Both the teams are capable of going all the way through and lifting the trophy on 29th May.
The pressure will be on the Mumbai Indians to start their IPL 2016 campaign off with a victory, considering they are the defending champions, having beaten Dhoni's CSK in the final last year.
Squads: Mumbai Indians: Rohit Sharma (C), Lendl Simmons, Ambati Rayudu, Corey Anderson, Unmukt Chand, Kieron Pollard, Parthiv Patel, Mitchell McClenaghan, Lasith Malinga, Marchant de Lange, Akshay Wakhare, Harbhajan Singh, Hardik Pandya, Jagadeesha Suchitch, Jasprit Bumrah, Nitish Rana, R Vinay Kumar, Shreyas Gopal, Siddhesh Lad, Jos Buttler, Nathu Singh, Tim Southee, Krunal Pandya, KP Kamath, Jitesh Sharma and Deepak Punia.
Rising Pune Supergiants: MS Dhoni (C), Ajinkya Rahane, Faf du Plessis, Kevin Pietersen, Steve Smith, Mitchell Marsh, Ravichandran Ashwin, Adam Zampa, Thisara Perera, Irfan Pathan, Albie Morkel, Saurabh Tiwary, Baba Aparajith, Murugan Ashwin, Rajat Bhatia, Ankush Bains, Ishant Sharma, Ankit Sharma, Jaskaran Singh, Deepak Chahar, Ashok Dinda, Scott Boland, Peter Handscomb, RP Singh, Ishwar Pandey.