After their warm-weather training in Portugal, the players are back in Nottingham as they continue their preparations for the season.

The squad spent five days abroad to practice fielding drills and do outdoor fitness work, as well as talking tactics ahead of warm-up games starting next week.

And while a few players have returned with minor niggles, no-one has as yet been forced to miss any training sessions.

Director of Cricket Mick Newell said: “It was a very good week for the squad and I was pleased with how things went. We wanted to do something different and everyone bought into that idea.”