All-rounder Samit Patel says that a winning start could be crucial if Notts Outlaws are to progress to the knockout stage of the Twenty20 Cup.

Notts have a solid record in the competition having reached the quarter-finals last season and the final in 2006 and with a deep batting line-up and a wealth of bowling options, Patel is confident of success.

“There’s a definite buzz around the dressing room,” said Patel, who has a batting average of 24.67 in the competition.

“We’ve got a good game plan and strength in depth and we can’t wait to get started.

“The Northern Group is very strong and anyone can beat anyone which is why it is such an advantage to make a winning start.

“We have to be versatile and adapt to any situation under pressure and if we can gather momentum throughout the group stage then who knows how far we can go.”

Andre Adams is expected to make his first appearance for the Outlaws in Friday’s game against Yorkshire Carnegie and Notts supporters will have their first chance to see the side at Trent Bridge when Durham Dynamos visit on Saturday (play commences 2.30pm).

New Zealand International Chris Cairns will join Patel in the middle order if his registration is cleared by the ECB.

“Signing Chris and Andre was a great move for us because they can hit the ball out of the park and bowl handy overs,” said Patel.

“They’re tailor made for Twenty20 Cricket.”

Notts Outlaws Twenty20 Cup Ticket Information

Discounts of up to £3 per ticket are available on advanced tickets for Notts Outlaws home group fixtures at Trent Bridge when purchased before 4pm the day before each game.

Advance tickets cost £12 for adults, £7 for juniors and senior citizens and £31 for families (two adults and two children).

Groups of ten or more can buy tickets for the special price of £9.60 each in advance in person or by phone from the ticket office.

Group tickets are not available online and must be purchased before 4pm the day before the game.

Tickets are available on the day priced £15 for adults, £15 for senior citizens, £8 for juniors and £38 for families (two adults and two children).

Twenty20 Cup season passes are available until 4pm on Friday June 13 and cost £50 for adults, £30 for juniors and senior citizens and £132 for families (two adults and two children).

To book, call 0870 168 8888 or buy online from the ticket section of the website.

Group tickets and season passes are only available from the ticket line.