Craig Overton, Tom Banton, Tom Lammonby, Will Smeed and Tom Kohler-Cadmore will all feature in the inaugural International League T20 competition.

The tournament will be played in the UAE and gets underway later this month with the final due to take place on February 12th.

Craig Overton, Tom Lammonby and Will Smeed will represent MI Emirates and will line up alongside Kieron Pollard, Dwayne Bravo, Nicholas Pooran and Trent Boult.

Tom Banton has been selected by Gulf Giants where he will share a dressing room with Shimron Hetmyer, Chris Jordan, Jamie Overton, James Vince and Ollie Pope.

Tom Kohler-Cadmore will play for Sharjah Warriors with the likes of Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes and Joe Denly.

Elsewhere, Tom Abell, Lewis Gregory and Roelof van der Merwe will all feature in the first SA20 competition in South Africa. Organised by Cricket South Africa, the tournament will run from January 10th to February 11th.

Club Captain, Tom Abell and Roelof van der Merwe will join up with the likes of Brydon Carse, Marco Jansen and James Fuller at Sunrisers Eastern Cape.

Lewis Gregory will play for Johannesburg Super Kings alongside Moeen Ali, Faf du Plessis and Harry Brook.

Regarding the number of players featuring in such tournaments, Somerset Director of Cricket, Andy Hurry said: “To have our players involved in these global competitions is outstanding. The individuals will benefit greatly from playing alongside and against the best players in the world and that can only benefit Somerset as a Club.

“The experiences that they will gain from competing in competitions like the ILT20 and the SA20 will aid their development and knowledge of the game. The exposure that they will gain will also help to increase the already global recognition that the Club receives.

“To have so many players involved in these competitions is testament to the talent that we have at Somerset and once again highlights the quality of the Player Pathway that we are rightly so proud of.”