Big-hitting West Indian Chris Gayle will play in the NatWest T20 Blast again this year after re-signing for Somerset on a six-match deal from June 1.
The brutal opening batsman took the competition by storm in 2015, smacking a century and two fifties in amassing 328 runs in just three innings.
And Somerset will be hoping Gayle can cause the same type of carnage this time around when he lines up against South Group rivals Sussex Sharks, Essex Eagles, Surrey, Glamorgan, local rivals Gloucestershire and Hampshire.
Director of Cricket Matt Maynard said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured the services of Chris Gayle once again. He is a genuinely world-class player and was absolutely phenomenal for us last year.
“He is probably the biggest name in the sport at the moment and his performances in the Big Bash recently have only underlined his status as one of the most explosive players that cricket has ever seen.
“Taunton was absolutely rocking when he was out in the middle last year and Somerset fans can look forward to more of the same in 2016.”
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