Krunal Pandya appeared to suffer a bout of cramps during his innings against KKR in the second qualifier. But Rohit reckoned that he looked okay to play the final. But such is the depth in the Mumbai squad, that they can choose to replace him (if needed) with an additional batting option in Nitish Rana or pick the bowling experience of Harbhajan Singh.
Krunal's ability to spin the ball away from the right-handers will be particularly handy against Pune, whose top-six feature no southpaws. Mitchell McClenaghan, who faces a late fitness test for a leg injury, may force Rohit to once again field two under-cooked seamers in Lasith Malinga and Mitchell Johnson. But their taste for a big stage should more than make up for their apparent loss of ability.