KYLE Abbott will be playing for Durban Heat at the inaugural Mzansi Super League (MSL).

The Hampshire star played for Boost Defenders at the first edition of the Abu Dhabi T20 earlier this month and is now preparing to take part in another new competition.

Durban have signed Afghanistan’s Rashid Khan, the world’s No. 1 ranked T20 bowler, as well as South Africa internationals Hashim Amla, David Miller, Vernon Philander, Temba Bavuma and Albie Morkel.

The month-long tournament begins on November 16 with Durban opening their campaign against a Cape Town Blitz team including Dale Steyn two days later.