Therefore he cherishes the opportunity to bowl to the left-handed middle-order of The Unlimited Titans in Friday’s match at PPC Newlands.
“Getting the ball to dip on the batsmen is key and it helps you to create chances,” he added.
Peterson said he is in a very good space with bat and ball.
The attack withered with the ball after the drinks break in the first match at the Bidvest Wanderers Stadium, and did not bowl well as a unit in their first Momentum One Day Cup match against the Bizhub Highveld Lions.
“We conceded about 80 runs in 12 overs after the drinks break. You won’t get away with bad balls at the Wanderers, as the outfield is so quick,” he added.
“It is about working well as a unit,” he emphasized.
Peterson said he has not felt this good about his batting for a while. Something clicked in the off-season. Asked if he would mind to bat up the order, the all-rounder said: “I would love to, but it is all about what the team requires.”
On occasions, Peterson has opened the batting in List A-cricket and has developed a reputation as a fearless hitter.
Wayne Parnell, also part of the Cape Cobras squad, is another to have excelled in the position as opener, having hammered two centuries for the Warriors before in 50-over domestic matches.
The left-arm spinner said his bowling in partnership with the off-spinner Justin Ontong might become more important at PPC Newlands in the Momentum One Day Cup match against the Titans when the left-handers are batting.