A SELECTION of Somerset players have been overlooked in today's Pakistan Super League (PSL) draft ahead of next February's tournament.

T20 skipper Lewis Gregory was one of those to put his name forward, alongside teammates Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Max Waller, Jack Brooks, Josh Davey, Paul van Meekeren, Dom Bess and Jerome Taylor, who impressed during his Vitality Blast stint in Taunton over the summer.

However, none of the above were selected by the six franchises despite several of their colleagues from across the county circuit gaining selection.

Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire) and Sussex youngster Phil Salt were picked up by Islamabad United, while Ravi Bopara (Essex) and Lancashire batsman Liam Livingstone will represent Karachi Kings.

Notts death-bowling specialist Harry Gurney was snapped up by Quetta Gladiators, while Peshawar Zalmi selected Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Dawid Malan (Middlesex), Wayne Madsen (Derbyshire) and Chris Jordan (Sussex), who shone against Somerset in this year's Blast semi-final at Edgbaston.

Joe Denly (Kent), Laurie Evans (Sussex) and Tom Moores (Nottinghamshire) were bought by the as-yet unnamed 'Sixth Team'.

Somerset's players must continue to be patient, however, as they seek opportunities to impress in tournaments across the globe.

Max Waller told the County Gazette earlier this winter: "I just want to get in somewhere and gain some exposure as you never know what that can lead to.

"It can be a lot about who you know - I'm just looking for an opportunity to show what I can do."

Somerset are to be represented in the T10 competition which begins in the UAE tomorrow (November 21).

Peter Trego is lining up alongside Brendon McCullum for the Rajputs, while Roelof van der Merwe is featuring for Maratha Arabians with the likes of Alex Hales, Rashid Khan and Dwayne Bravo.