SOMERSET leg-spinner Max Waller has earned a short-term deal with Pakistan Super League (PSL) side Quetta Gladiators.

Waller, 30, has been signed as a short-term replacement for West Indian spinner Sunil Narine, who will miss the start of the tournament through injury.

Quetta coach Moin Khan said: “Obviously, you cannot get a like-for-like replacement of a big player like Narine but we have drafted Waller and we are confident that he will add value to our team.”

Waller took to social media to say he "can't wait to get started", having spoken to the County Gazette in October about his wish to play in a high-profile overseas tournament.

"I just want to get in somewhere and gain some exposure as you never know what that can lead to," he said.

The PSL begins tomorrow (Thursday) with Quetta's first game taking place on Friday as they take on Peshawar Zalmi in Dubai.

The Gladiators are looking for their first PSL trophy having finished as runners-up in 2016 and 2017 before being knocked out in the play-offs last year.

Waller's selection is just reward for a decade of consistent T20 performances for Somerset.

He took his 100th T20 wicket for the club against Glamorgan in July and ended the 2018 Blast with 16 wickets at under 24 and, crucially, an economy of 6.82.

The tournament is being shown on Hum Masala (Sky channel 720).