Rules are restricting Somerset
Somerset go into tonight's Twenty20 Cup clash with Northamptonshire knowing they have to deal better with the fielding restrictions.
The Sabres' bowling attack has been lambasted in defeats to Glamorgan and Warwickshire.
Their opponents have scored at more than 10 an over while the fielding restrictions - which allow only two fielders outside the 30metre circle - have been in place in the first six overs.
And that has forced Somerset to reconsider their bowling options.
Director of cricket Brian Rose said: "A lot of teams are making up their minds to go hell for leather in the first six overs with the new ball.
"It's happened to us twice now and Gloucestershire did it to us in the C &G Trophy match at Taunton as well.
"Teams are either going to be 70-0 or 30-3. It's a gamble and we are going to have to think about what we do in those six overs and how we cope with that.
"You can't really bowl a spinner in the first six overs as you can't put many fielders in the deep."
Somerset's other concern has been their middle-order batting in the absence of Keith Parsons and Ian Blackwell. Parsons may recover from a groin injury in time to face the Steelbacks this evening.
"The problem is, in the Championship some of the players are short of runs so they are coming into the one-day games fishing for form," said Rose.
"The three at the top (Justin Langer, Matt Wood and Cameron White) have got as many runs as anyone in the competition, but we have struggled a bit after that.
"The batters will just have to work hard at it."