T20 Blast: Glamorgan bowler Graham Wagg relishing Chris Gayle duel

Chris Gayle
Gayle scored an unbeaten T20 score of 175 for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Indian Premier League in 2013

Glamorgan bowler Graham Wagg is already looking forward to the prospect of facing Somerset's Chris Gayle in the T20 Blast.

West Indies batsman Gayle has hit 15 centuries in Twenty20 cricket and has scored 328 runs in three T20 Blast innings for Somerset.

Glamorgan visit Gloucestershire on Friday before hosting Gayle's Somerset at the Swalec Stadium on Saturday.

"I hope there will be a huge turnout for him," Wagg said.

Jamaican Gayle has made a huge impression since joining Somerset for the opening matches of their T20 Blast campaign.

The 35-year-old made an unbeaten 151 in Somerset's defeat to Kent, having hit 92 off 59 balls in a three-wicket win over Essex on his debut.

"We train to perform against the best and for someone like Chris Gayle to come here, whacking balls into the [River] Taff, hopefully we can stop that," Wagg added.

"We're all up for the challenge. He is the biggest name I suppose in T20 cricket at the moment.

"But we've got Gloucester first and we've got to beat them."

Somerset, like Glamorgan, have won two and lost two in this season's T20 Blast competition.

Glamorgan kept their hopes alive with a first home win of the campaign over Middlesex on Friday.

"It was a must-win game and we came on the right end of it," Wagg said.

"We've been under pressure all year in all formats and we've played fantastically well in Championship cricket and we've played quite well in this [T20 Blast] as well.

"We've been on the back end of two bad defeats that we potentially should have won."

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