Somerset have marked Pakistan batsman Babar Azam for most of this present season’s T20 Impact rivalry.
The 24-year-old right-hander is top of the Universal Cricket Board’s T20 worldwide batting rankings.
Subject to a visa and accepting leeway, Azam will be accessible for each of the 14 bunch matches in addition to a conceivable quarter-last should Somerset qualify.
His accessibility for Finals Day would be reliant on his worldwide responsibilities with Pakistan.
Azam, who hit a 63-ball century in a T20 visit coordinate against Leicestershire on Wednesday, has scored 1182 keeps running at a normal of 53.72 in 29 T20 worldwide appearances since making his introduction against Britain in September 2016.
“To have the capacity to sign a player of the gauge of Babar Azam is immensely energizing,” Somerset chief of cricket Andy Rush told the club site.
“He is a demonstrated entertainer at the most abnormal amount.”
The T20 Shoot begins on Thursday, 18 July, with Finals Day on Saturday, 21 September at Edgbaston.