It is a challenging assignment, as Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, Morné Morkel, Kagiso Rabada and Kyle Abbott are the first five names on the list of South African frontline-bowlers.
Paterson said he will endeavour to repeat the off-season program that kick-started his 2014/2015-program. The stellar work of Charl Langeveldt and Dieter Swanepoel contributed richly to his excellence.
Core strength, fitness and flexibility are ingredients of his physical conditioning, which helped him to bowl 303.1 overs during the four-day competition last season.
But can he add something more in the 2015/2016-season?
The former three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker remarked during his career that if he did not improve his game by 2 % every season, he would be overtaken by his peers.
Paterson said he wanted to add a new dimension to his game in the 2015/2016-season. A yard of extra pace would be useful, but also consistent movement off the seam both ways.
But all those dreams would turn into nightmares if he gets injured and don’t reach maximum fitness prior to the season. “It is about staying on the park,” he said.