BBC Sport - Chris Gayle brings 'X-factor' to Somerset - Matthew Maynard

Gayle brings 'X-factor' - Maynard

West Indies batsman Chris Gayle will bring the "X-factor" during his T20 Blast stint at Somerset, director of cricket Matthew Maynard tells BBC Points West.

Gayle has agreed to play up to six games for the Taunton side, in between his commitments with the Indian Premier League and Caribbean T20.

The 35-year-old has hit 13 centuries in Twenty20 cricket and last month became the first man to score a double hundred in a World Cup game, when he made 215 off 147 balls against Zimbabwe in Canberra.