KL Rahul scored 71 of 36 balls comprising 7 fours and 5 sixes and was adjudged Man of the Match pipping Faf du Plessis.
While there will be cloud coverage of around 31% throughout the game, there is no prediction of rain so far.
The temperature will be around 34-degree Celsius at the start of the game and will drop down in the 20s as the game will progress.
Shami was earlier dropped from the Indian team for failing the fitness test.
The wicketkeeper-batsman opined that he learns a lot from veteran teammate Chris Gayle.
As for the KXIP franchise, they are currently ranked seventh in the points table.
Rahul and Gayle have forged an amazing partnership for KXIP in the IPL.
With so much riding on the game, neither of the two teams would want the weather to spoil the party.
Miffed with the dismissal and then the send-off, Ashwin lost his cool as he was seen throwing his gloves at his dugout in anger.
The temperatures will range from 25-29 degrees Celcius while there is no prediction of rain throughout the match.