Only Dwayne Bravo and Krishmar Santokie captured more wickets than Peterson in the CPL.
In the final on Sunday, Peterson drew first blood for the Tridents when he bowled the legendary former Cape Cobras player Jacques Kallis for 8. He finished with a respectable one for 24 in four overs.
Peterson was a stalwart throughout the campaign, with his three for 13 his best return to power the Tridents into the final.
That 3 for 13, was also his career-best return in a T20-match. He has taken 118 wicket in 131 T20-matches globally.
Perhaps it would be fair to say that he is behind Aaron Phangiso and Eddie Leie in the South African international T20-queue. Yet, his performances in CPL have given the national selectors some food for thought.
What makes the left-arm spinner such an astute performer is his change of pace, his intelligent variation of flight and his ability to introduce the doosrah at the moment critique.
He once captured the wicket of the Indian lower-order batsman Zaheer Khan at Kingsmead in Durban in Kallis’ final match for South Africa.
His four for 74 in the second innings was a pivotal factor in propelling South Africa to a 10-wicket win in the so-called Boxing Day test match in December 2013.