Australian coach Darren Lehmann wants even more from Australia's Test team

Darren Lehmann reckons he ate too much turkey to perform in his two Boxing Day Tests, but he continues to demand higher standards of his Ashes-winning team, asking for more first-innings runs from the top order and promising his players an old-fashioned ''flogging'' at training.

The selectors hope to name an unchanged XI for the fourth Test in a row while England could make as many as three changes, but Lehmann is guarding against complacency as his team seeks to extend its series lead.

''Our top order know they have to make some more runs and one of the big things is making them in the first innings,'' Lehmann said after Brad Haddin and the lower order corrected wobbly starts in the first three Tests.

''We need our guys performing straight up, day one, if we bat first.''

Opening batsman Chris Rogers, who combined with David Warner for an opening stand of 150 in the second innings in Perth, has said he feels under pressure to shore up his position, as one of two top-seven batsmen who have not reached triple figures so far.

In a reflection of the new sense of security within the Australian team, Lehmann has told the veterans that age won't be an issue as long as they are performing.

''What we have to do is keep playing well so they can stay in the side. That's individually and collectively. We don't look any further ahead than this Test match, then we make assessments at the end of the series and go from there. At the moment this side is doing the job and, as I've always said, you try to pick the best XI for every Test.

''You'd love that group to keep going and going, but also age becomes an issue as well at some stage. But if they're performing, I don't think age should be an issue.''

Asked how he would keep the team keen amid the distractions of a Boxing Day Test with the series already stitched up, Lehmann said: ''Flog them at training, that's easy.''

Monty Panesar will replace Graeme Swann, following his mid-series retirement, while Jonny Bairstow is in contention to take the gloves and Stuart Broad is yet to prove his fitness.

Lehmann said the harmonious atmosphere in his own dressing room was no different when the team was losing in England, even if it is perceived differently at 3-0 up.

''Obviously you get accolades when you win and some punishment when you lose. Our blokes live in the moment.''

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