Marcus Trescothick has been named in Somerset's 15-man squad to travel to India to compete in the Twenty20 Champions League in October.
It is understood that Trescothick, who has been unable to travel abroad due to a stress-related illness in recent years, will be based in the United Arab Emirates and effectively 'commute' to matches.
Youngster Jos Buttler has been named in the squad as back-up to wicket-keeper Craig Kieswetter and with Somerset still in contention for domestic glory in the LV County Championship and the NatWest Pro40, coach Andy Hurry is in optimistic mood:
“This is an exceptional opportunity for our players to perform on the world stage," he said.
"Winning the inaugural Champions League Twenty20 would be a tremendous end to our season.”
Somerset face Deccan Chargers and Trinidad & Tobago in the initial group stage.
Somerset: Justin Langer (captain), Marcus Trescothick, Zander de Bruyn, James Hildreth, Craig Kieswetter (wkt), Peter Trego, Arul.Suppiah, Alfonso.Thomas, Max Waller, Charl Willoughby, Wes Durston, Mark Turner, Omari Banks, Jos Buttler, Ben Phillips
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