The 23-year-old Kishan scored 84 off 32 balls and 50 not out off 25 balls at the top of the order in final two games for Mumbai Indians.
The Indian squad for the T20 World Cup consists of six Mumbai Indians players.
Manish Pandey has stepped in to lead Sunrisers Hyderabad as Kane Williamson has a minor injury.
Mumbai Indians' opener Ishan Kishan scored an unbeaten 50 off 25 balls to script a win in the 9th over against Rajasthan Royals.
KKR are currently the front-runners in the race for the final spot.
Having already sealed a playoff berth, Rishabh Pant-led Delhi Capitals made one change to their XI, by bringing in Prthvi Shaw.
This means that the afternoon match between Sunrisers Hyderabad and Mumbai Indians in Abu Dhabi on October 8 will be shifted to the evening slot.
Nathan Coulter-Nile replaces Adam Milne in the Mumbai Indians side while Mayank Agarwal misses out for Punjab with stiff neck.
Mumbai were bowled out for 111 in 18.1 overs, losing 10 wickets for 54 runs after being 57/0 at one stage.
There has been a lot of speculation about Pandya's fitness, especially since the ICC T20 World Cup is around the corner.