SOMERSET spinner Max Waller is targeting an overseas T20 tournament this winter having put pen to paper on a new two-year contract at the County Ground.

Waller, 30, jets off to South Africa tomorrow (Thursday) to play and coach in Cape Town but will continue to put his name forward for franchise tournaments across the globe.

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

"I didn't get in the T10 in Dubai or the Afghanistan T20 league, but there are a few more coming up which I will go in for.

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

Waller's new deal at Somerset is primarily a T20 one, though he can play in the Royal London One-Day Cup if selected.

This does, however, leave scope for a loan deal in both 50-over cricket and the longer form of the game.

"I can definitely play 50-over cricket for Somerset and I am keen to do so," he said.

"Whether the club choose to give Dom [Bess] and Jack [Leach] more opportunities in white ball cricket we will see, but if I am not being selected I will be proactive in looking for a loan deal somewhere else.

"I want to be playing as much cricket as possible. It [a loan deal] is more likely in 50-over cricket than four-day as I haven't played four-day cricket in a while."

The spinner passed 100 career T20 wickets over the summer, taking 16 in Somerset's Vitality Blast campaign and going at under seven an over throughout the competition as the club returned to finals day for the first time since 2012.

"We were put under pressure in the semi-final and didn't bowl well enough," he said.

"We had been right on it in the tournament up until then and we picked a the worst time to have a bad day.

"Hopefully we will learn from it - we have an exciting squad and I'm sure we can challenge next year."

Waller's fellow spinner, Roelof van der Merwe, will be stepping into his shoes as the club's PCA rep for an upcoming summit regarding the proposed 100-ball competition.

The new format was trialled at Trent Bridge in September but Waller remains somewhat sceptical as to its prospects.

"Daryl Mitchell [PCA Chairman] sent a message to our group chat about the trials. He said it was different - not necessarily bad - but will take some getting used to.

"My gut feeling is that it will be a T20 tournament. There will definitely still be a new tournament, but I think it will be T20."