A look ahead to what can be expected from the Midlands teams in this season's Friends Life T20.
Northants lack strength in depth and will be hoping their main stars are in top form if they are to progress.
Worcestershire have lost a number of key players since last season and have failed to replace them for this T20 campaign.
Nottinghamshire fans will be expecting T20 success this year and have every right to do so with the talent available.
The most successful team in T20 history still have the players to make some noise in this year's tournament.
With a number of players away on international duty, this season will prove tough for Warwickshire in the shorter format of the game.