He has been terrific all season with both bat and ball.
Pandya could be decisive for MI tomorrow.
Pandya will be supported by experienced names in the form of Ravindra Jadeja and Dwayne Bravo.
These two players know how to remain calm and focused, besides delivering the goods consistently.
The bowling has the desired feel and quality
Jasprit Bumrah and Deepak Chahar are the two premium pacers. Both these players have been among the wickets in IPL 2019. Bumrah will look to have his influence at the death. MI's Rahul Chahar comes in as the main spinner.
Predicted starting XI and possible winners
Predicted MI starting XI: Rohit (captain), Quinton de Kock (wicket-keeper), Suryakumar, Pollard, Kishan, Hardik, Krunal, Chahar, Bumrah, Malinga and McClenaghan.
Predicted CSK starting XI: Faf , Watson, Raina, Rayudu, Dhoni (captain and wicket-keeper), Jadeja, Bravo, Harbhajan, Shardul, Chahar and Tahir.
It's going to be a close battle between the two sides.
But given how the season has progressed, MI could be IPL 2019 champions.