Luke Fletcher backed Notts to respond to defeat after suffering a loss at the hands of Birmingham Bears in the Vitality Blast at Edgbaston. 

The result made it two losses from two games for the Green and Golds in the competition, but Fletcher - twice a title winner in the tournament - knows there is time for the tide to turn. 

Indeed, the last time the Outlaws lost their opening two fixtures was in 2017 - the first time the trophy traveled back to Nottingham. 

“We are a big club, we want to be successful, and we have been in the past,” Fletcher said. 

“We pride ourselves on being skillful cricketers who can execute under pressure. 

“We have not started great, but we’ve started in this way before and we ended up winning the competition.

“Hopefully we can find a bit of momentum soon, get on the train and get something going.”

The seamer also praised the contributions of his fellow bowlers in Warwickshire. 

Fletcher himself was making his first T20 appearance of the season having missed out in the Trent Bridge opener, and claimed figures of 2/19 from four overs as the hosts were restricted to 149. 

Elsewhere, Olly Stone took three wickets, whilst five of the Outlaws’ bowlers went at an economy of eight runs per over or fewer. 

“It is a frustrating day,” he admitted. 

“I thought in the first half we were excellent. As a bowling and fielding side we did really well and we went off thinking we’d done a good job.

“To not get over the line and get beaten quite comfortably in the end is disappointing.”

Fletcher was, though, content with his own performance and his ability to adapt to a format that he has relished throughout a stellar career.

It is a trait the 35-year-old puts down to experience, having clocked up more than 100 T20 appearances. 

“It is a format of cricket that I love and to get the opportunity was great,” he said.

“I have taken to the transition really well - I have surprised myself. 

“We haven’t had a great deal of preparation…but it helps that I’ve got a lot of experience, I’ve been around a while, so I know what I have got to do to drop into different formats.

“Unfortunately, it leaves a bit of a bitter taste in the mouth when you don’t get over the line.”