Test opener Chris Rogers would welcome stability at the top of the Australian order.
But he admits it's up to himself and David Warner to make that happen.
Rogers, who played a lone Test against India in 2008, was one of Australia's success stories when recalled for the mid-year Ashes series in England.
Opening alongside Shane Watson for the first half of the series, then Warner, Rogers averaged more than 40 and scored his maiden century in the fourth Test.
In the second innings of that same Test, he and Warner put on Australia's only century opening stand of the series.
But with the 71 Warner scored in that innings one of just two half-centuries he's posted in his past 13 Test digs, and 36-year-old Rogers having only just established himself in the Test side, he says neither player can feel too secure ahead of the coming Ashes series.
"The fourth Test, when he got 70 and I got 40-odd I think we batted really well then and complemented each other," Rogers told AAP.
"But it's up to Dave to get runs in these next few (Sheffield Shield) games, as it is up to me and whoever else."
But Rogers said a long-term opening partnership would be beneficial.
"It's a tough job opening the batting and you need support from the guy down the other end, so a bit of familiarity is a good thing," he said.
While Warner's recent Test form has been mediocre, Rogers expects his stellar one-day domestic form to translate into the game's longer versions.
"That will give him a lot of confidence and he's that kind of guy," Rogers said.
"If he's scoring runs and feeling loved and suppported then he'll enjoy that."
Rogers said it was satisfying to enter a summer having finally proved he could perform at Test level.
"The whole thing about when you haven't played it, the question is whether you are good enough ... once the runs start coming and the pressure kind of lifts a little bit then you can start to enjoy it," he said.
But it won't change the consistent Sheffield Shield run-scorer's approach when Victoria's Shield season begins against Western Australia at the MCG on Wednesday.
"My job is to score runs. It's always been the case," he said.
"I know at my age I have to perform and that's first and foremost, so hopefully I can help Victoria and Australia win games."