Troughton searching for belief
Warwickshire coach Jim Troughton says his team need to get on the right side of one-day cricket's critical moments to turn around their season.
The reigning Royal London Cup champions crashed out of the tournament with five defeats in six matches. And the four-wicket reverse to Derbyshire highlighted their inadequacies perfectly.
We know that because we have been on runs in one-day cricket and the belief comes from knowing whatever the situation you will come out on top.Jim Troughton
Warwickshire were well set to post a score in excess of 300 after being asked to bat first but only managed 61 runs off the final 10 overs despite being in a favourable position of 231-2.
Then, during Derbyshire's run chase they conceded boundaries off the final deliveries of the 44th, 45th and 46th overs, sent down by Jeetan Patel, Keith Barker and Rikki Clarke.
"It's tough to take when you are on the wrong end of those little, critical moments - someone just fails to close out an over, or someone can't pick up the end of the innings for you with the bat," said Troughton.
"If you start doing that then the belief grows through the whole team.
"We know that because we have been on runs in one-day cricket and the belief comes from knowing whatever the situation you will come out on top.
"Taking that stuff forward is something we have identified. The guys in the dressing room afterwards spoke very openly about that and you have to be ultra critical because when it comes down to fine margins like that those are the differences between winning and losing."
Warwickshire travel to Worcestershire on Friday, where they are 11/10 to win, while the hosts are 8/11 to come out on top.
They then finish the 50-over section of their season against Yorkshire.
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