Mullaney: Notts must stay grounded
Steven Mullaney has warned his Nottinghamshire team-mates not to get carried away by their crushing victory over reigning Friends Life t20 champions Leicestershire in this year’s opening game.
The Foxes were bowled out for 96, their lowest total in a competition they have won on three occasions, as Mullaney spearheaded a Notts bowling attack which was paramount to their six-wicket victory.
But the seamer, who finished with limited-overs-best figures of 4-19 from four overs, knows Nottinghamshire must stay focused if they are to win the competition for the first time.
He told ecb.co.uk: “We’ll just keep our feet on the ground and keep trying to perform the things we do in training and then we’ll see where we go.
“It’s a competition that can bring you back down to earth very quickly so I’m not going to get too far ahead of myself and we aren’t as a team neither.
“We’ll keep our feet on the floor and we’ll just keep trying to perform as best we can.”
The Outlaws will look to carry their momentum on in front of their own fans when Derbyshire visit on Friday.
Captain Adam Voges added: “We go to Trent Bridge on Friday now, our home ground where we were very good at last year, so hopefully we can continue that on.”