Worcestershire CCC all-rounder Wayne Parnell will be striving for more T20 glory next month when he heads to the United Arab Emirates.

The 29-year-old is flying out this weekend from England and will be competing in the inaugural Afghanistan Premier League.

Parnell, fresh from helping the Rapids to their Vitality Blast success and signing a new three year contract with the County, will play for the Kabul franchise.

Parnell also chipped in with 273 runs, including three half centuries, at an average of 39.00 in the Specsavers County Championship in addition to picking up 18 wickets.

A host of top quality players will be participating in the tournament which runs from October 5 to 23.

There will be five franchises with each of them allowed five overseas players and all matches taking place at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

Parnell’s team-mates will include Rashid Khan, Luke Ronchi, Colin Ingram, Sohail Tanvir and Laurie Evans who played against the Rapids for Sussex in the Blast final at Edgbaston.

Ex Worcestershire players also taking part are Andre Russell, Colin Munro and Mitchell McClenaghan.

The squads are:

Paktia – Shahid Afridi, Thisara Perera, Mohammad Shahzad, Cameron Delport, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Samiullah Shinwari, Chris Jordan, Faheem Ashraf, Luke Wright, Amatullah Omerzai, Rahmanullah Garbaz, Zia Urhaman Akber, Calum Macleod, Tahir Adil, Yousaf Zazi, Fazal Zazai

Kabul – Rashid Khan, Luke Ronchi, Hazrat Zazai, Colin Ingram, Farid Malik, Javed Ahmadi, Sohail Tanvir, Laurie Evans, Wayne Parnell, Shahidullah, Muslim Musa, Afsar Khan Zazi, Muhammad Ashan Ali Khan, Zahir Shirzad, Fitrat Khawry, Usman Adil, Shawkat Zaman, Nasir Totakhil, Zamir Khan

Balkh – Chris Gayle, Colin Munro, Mohammad Nabi, Ravi Bopara, Aftab Alam, Gulbadin Naib, Mohammad Irfan, Ben Laughlin, Karman Akmal, Qais Ahmed, Usman Ghani, Ikrain Alikhil, Ryan ten Doeschate, Tariq Skanikai, Asadullah Matani, Samiullah Salarzai, Farhan Zakhil, Mohammad Nawaz, Darwish Rasooli

Nangarhar – Andre Russell, Tamim Iqbal, Mujeeb Zadran, Ben Cutting, Shafiqullah Shafaq, Najibullah Taraki, Mitchell McClenaghan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mohammad Hafeez, Rahmat Shah, Naveen Ul Haq, Zahir Khan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Fazal Haq, Imran Janat, Nasratullah Quarishi, Khyber Omar, Ibrahim Zadran, Faal Nazai

Kandahar – Brendon McCullum, Wahab Riaz, Asghar Afghan, Paul Stirling, Najibullah Zadran, Karim Janat, Tymal Mills, Sam Billings, Iftkhar Ahmed, Hamza Hotak, Karim Sadeq, Sayed Shirzad, Mohammad Naveed, Waqar, Abdul Baqi, Waheed Shafaq, Waqarullah Ishaq, Nazir Jamal