Nottinghamshire’s cricketers quickly revert back to the white ball format tomorrow with Head Coach Peter Moores vowing the Outlaws will be ready for their important Royal London One-Day Cup play-off clash against Kent at Trent Bridge (11am start).
The Green and Golds lost a physically demanding four-day match at Somerset over the last few days, but must now pick themselves up for their home 50-over knock-out match in the bid to defend the trophy they won last year.
But despite the quick turnaround, Moores insists the team have got in the right preparation.
“Most of the time it’s 24 hours to enjoy a win or 24 hours to mourn a loss – that’s usually how county cricket goes,” he said.
“We’ve prepared properly, although we’ve had to be careful with the players because they’ve just had a game that was physical for everybody, especially the bowlers.
“But it is the same for Kent, they had a tough game against Gloucestershire as well.
“We tend not to focus too much on the opposition, we concentrate more on our strengths. They are coming to our patch, so we’ll try and play our game.
“Most of our focus will be about delivering our style of cricket because we believe if we do that well, then any side is going to find us quite tough to play against.”
“It doesn’t mean we don’t play attention to them. We try and know bits about where the batters tend to hit it, stuff like that, but realistically most of our focus will be about delivering our style of cricket because we believe if we do that well, then any side is going to find us quite tough to play against.”
Notts would dearly love the chance of returning to Lord’s for another final, after beating Surrey at the Home of Cricket last year.
Moores added: “We just hope we’ve hit our best form at the right time. Early on we had a few changes, not dissimilar to last year, in that we’ve been trying to find the right balance.
“I give credit to Steven Mullaney as captain - and also to the rest of the players because we have had to adapt quite a bit. Last year we had a strong pace attack, this year we’ve changed it, taking a bit more off the pace. There’s more spin, with Matt Carter coming into the side and we’ve found different ways of doing it.
“But we’ve managed to create pressure on the opposition and have just won three in a row, so we go into this in good form and we’ll go in with confidence but know we’ll have to play well.
“We are hoping for the chance of two exciting games, because we know that if we can play well on Thursday then we’d be through to a semi-final at Worcester on Sunday.”
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