MAX Waller has committed his future to Somerset County Cricket Club, signing a new two-year T20 contract that will keep him in Taunton until the end of the 2022 season.

The leg-spinner, 32, made his Somerset debut in 2009 and has since gained a reputation as one of the county's best T20 bowlers and a more than useful fielder.

Waller has 132 wickets in 133 T20 matches for Somerset, at an average of 23.80 and an impressive economy rate of 7.28.

No leg-spinner has taken more wickets in the history of the T20 Blast, and he needs six more to overtake Alfonso Thomas as Somerset’s leading T20 wicket-taker.

The 2020 Blast campaign saw Waller claim eight wickets while conceding just 6.23 runs per over.

Waller commented: “I’m delighted to have extended my contract at Somerset for another two years.

"Having represented the club since I was 10 years old, the county obviously has a very special place in my heart.

“I look forward to helping the team win silverware in T20 cricket over the next few years as we look to keep improving in the shortest format of the game.

“It is always fantastic to play in front of our members and passionate supporters, so hopefully we will be able to do that again next summer.

"Thanks as always for all of the support and I can’t wait to get back out there for the 2021 season and beyond.”

Somerset director of cricket Andy Hurry said: “It’s fantastic news that we have extended one of the shortest format's leading domestic players for the next two seasons.

"This extension creates a great opportunity for us to continue to work with Max and grow his contributions to the T20 side.

“He has been such a valuable member of our Vitality Blast team over the years and we certainly all know what he brings to the team on the field.

"He is not only capable of squeezing opposition batsman through pressure created with the ball, dynamic fielding and competitive drive, but also his significant contributions off the field reflecting the club values add so much additional benefit.”