South Australian batsman Jake Lehmann says it's "really nice" to enter the frame as a candidate for the number six spot in the Ashes, saying it shows him he's batting well.
Lehmann's name launched into discussions to bat at six following a big game against Victoria, with scores of 103 and 93 at the MCG.
He told Triple M's Rush Hour with Jars and Louie he was pleased with the consistency across both innings.
"To come back and play some hard cricket on a pretty good cricket and contribute to that myself in both innings is something that I've looked to try and improve in my game, is be a bit more consistent and keep backing up with scores," he said.
He said he's happy with the vote of confidence of being named as a potential number six for the first Test.
"It's always nice when 'Heady' (Travis Head) and Jamie (Siddons) come out and people are backing you in and stuff like that. It really shows you're doing well. That's all you can really do," he told Triple M.
"I want to win Shields for South Australia and the one-dayers and the Big Bash.
"In the back of your mind as a young kid you always want to wear the Baggy Green, so if you're not striving to do that, I think that's why we go to training every day, to do those things.
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"It's really nice (to be put in the mix)."
He said he's worked with teammate Alex Ross on improving his weaknesses, namely against spin bowling, to become a more complete player.
"I identified a couple of areas, mainly around spin bowling in the second innings," he said.
"When it gets a little bit tougher, working on a game plan and adding a few shots that I can get off strike (with) and keep the ball rolling and not have to face as many balls in the second innings and getting tied down.
"That's something that I worked really hard with. Alex Ross was actually brilliant in that...I think that's really helped me in taking it up to the next level.
"If you want to be the best player in the world you've got to be able to play the quicks and the spin."