The young Cape Cobras batsman said he had a terrible start to the league and needed to find a way to deal with a moving delivery on wet wickets in the 2015-season.
In his first few games, he constantly perished when in his 20’s and 30’s, but he finished in impressive style.
“I needed the self-confidence before the season starts,” he said.
Petersen says his focus in the 2015/2016-season would be to knock down the door of the franchise-selectors with some high-scoring for Boland. If presented with another franchise-start, he knows he needs to make it count.
Petersen showed glimpses of his talent in the maiden match for the Cape Cobras against the bizhub Highveld Lions by hitting 47 and 23. He got the starts, but the young player will know that a more relentless pursuit of the big scores and the ability to capitalize on the splendid starts would be needed to break into the big league.
“I felt good about my starts as I wasn’t bothered (by the bowling attack),” he said.
Petersen would like to return to the sort of dominant form that saw him score 965 runs for Boland in the 2013/2014-season at an average of 48.25. It included four centuries. He was the leading run-scorer in the Sunfoil Three-Day Cup competition that year, and his feats underlined the fact that once he is entrenched at the crease, he can amass big scores.
His career-best is an unbeaten 225.