Ashley Giles has kept faith with the same squad of players as Warwickshire prepare to take on Ireland in Belfast today. Warwickshire have yet to win a limitedovers match this season but Giles has resisted the call for fresh faces and named a relatively experienced squad.
A few changes have been forced upon Giles, however. Wicketkeeper Richard Johnson, who impressed in the defeat against Northamptonshire, has sustained a knock on his ring finger and has been rested after a busy few days while Lee Daggett has a side strain and will undergo a scan today. Jim Troughton, who batted fluently at Fenner's, is recalled after recovering from a back injury.
There is no place in the squad for Navdeep Poonia (pictured, right) or Nick James, however. With very little hope of progressing in this competition, the remaining matches might have been used to provide more experience to younger players as the club looks to rebuild. Quite what Warwickshire will learn from playing the likes of Darren Maddy and Jonathan Trott against Ireland is unclear.
Poonia, in particular, can count himself unfortunate. After scoring a half-century on championship debut in April, he was understandably dropped to make way for Ian Bell. He has responded in the best possible way, however, by scoring heavily for the second XI, making another half-century for Scotland in the Friends Provident Trophy and registering his maiden first-class century against Cambridge UCCE. To compound matters he was obliged to retire out in the second innings of the match at Fenner's - the first such dismissal by a Warwickshire batsman in their history of first-class cricket - when another century was on the cards. Poonia is likely to play for Scotland on Sunday instead.
Giles said: "Those guys are knocking on the door but I don't want to just drop people after a couple of games. "'Jono' [Johnson] would have played but we do have to get a balance between winning games and giving the younger guys a chance."
Meanwhile, Warwickshire have issued a reminder to the club's supporters about standards of behaviour expected at Edgbaston. Limited-overs matches have been marred by some unpleasant abuse hurled from the stands while several players were the subject of a sustained and personal verbal assault on Sunday. There have also been complaints from some supporters about the bad language on the pitch.
A statement read: "Following comments from a number of concerned members after Sunday's fixture against Northants, the club wishes to remind all visitors that they are expected to maintain high standards of behaviour at all times."
The club's chief executive, Colin Povey, said: "Crowd behaviour is a topic of concern generally for the England and Wales Cricket Board. Here at Edgbaston we are proud that our members usually show great loyalty and genuine support for the team whatever the circumstances. It is disappointing that on odd occasions some individuals let down themselves and the club. " In particular on Sunday when we fielded a young, home-grown team, some of the remarks directed towards the team at the end of the game were unacceptable. The club wishes to make it clear that indecent and abusive comments will not be tolerated and such behaviour will result in individuals being ejected from the ground and/or the suspension and possible withdrawal of membership."