Cape Town - The
top of the table Knights have bolstered their ranks for the second half
of the Super Smash Twenty20 competition with the signing of former
South Africa fast bowler Kyle Abbott.
According to the Stuff website, following the departure of English international Chris Jordan, the defending
champions have called on the services of 31-year-old Abbott, who joins
ahead of Saturday's match against the Wellington Firebirds at
the Basin Reserve.
Abbott has played 11 Tests, 28 ODIs and 21 T20Is for South Africa, but hasn't represented
the Proteas since January 2017, after signing a three-year Kolpak deal
with playing for the English county side, Abbott has previous
experience in the Indian Premier League, while in the past year he has
also featured for the Khulna Titans in the Bangladesh Premier League,
the Lahore Qalanders in the Pakistan Super League, and most recently the
Durban Heat in the South African Mzansi Super League.
128 T20s, the right-arm seamer has 124 wickets at an average of 29.65,
with a strike rate of 21.5 and an economy rate of 8.24, and he's hoping
he can quickly slot into new conditions, with a side which is in good
"The body feels good and it helps that I'm already in T20 mode after my stint with the Durban Heat," he said.
"The team has done so well already, I'm just hoping I can contribute and help push us into the finals."