Nottinghamshire Director of Cricket Mick Newell will add Harry Gurney to his 13-man squad to face Durham on Sunday at the expense of Darren Pattinson.
Newell is monitoring the workload of his front line bowlers after James Taylor’s career-best one day innings of 115 not out helped earn Notts Outlaws a win in their Clydesdale Bank40 match against Hampshire Royals.
“Given the timing of Kevin Pietersen’s retirement it was a good time to make runs so we hope he can continue that over the weekend,” said Newell.
“I think there are a number of players they are looking to bring in around his age. He’s definitely put himself in the mix.”
Newell can reflect on an even record after two group games but hopes to forge on with the defeat to Scotland little more than a distant memory.
“The Scotland game is out of our heads now,” he said.
“We need to have two strong batting performances over Sunday and Monday and see where we are. If we can win three out of four games we will be in a good position.
“I think you’ve got to win nine out of twelve games. We haven’t got much leeway for losing games so it’s important that we keep winning over this weekend.
“When we come back to this competition in July we could be missing people to international matches so now is the time to kick on.”
Notts Outlaws team to face Durham Dynamos (from): Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Riki Wessels, James Taylor, Samit Patel, Adam Voges, Chris Read, Steven Mullaney, Paul Franks, Graeme White, Harry Gurney, Andy Carter, Jake Ball