Given its lack of appeal, the bat-pad fielding position is invariably delegated to the most junior member of the team and Burns was seen undergoing intensive tuition in the specialist position from fielding coach Greg Blewett, teammates and Lehmann before play during the Gabba Test.
While temperatures here, where the second Bank Test against New Zealand begins on Friday, are expected to soar into the high thirties over the weekend Lehmann has foreshadowed some heavy duty fielding practice in the lead-up to the match.
Asked to assess his team's fielding in a Test that Australia dominated right from the opening session, but in which they muffed several straightforward chances, Lehmann answered brusquely: "Average at best".
"Even our ground fielding, and we pride ourselves on that," he said.
"So there's a bit of work coming up for the lads. We could have stopped a lot more balls that we didn't."
Quizzed on his view of Burns's effort at short-leg, where he missed a difficult chance from the first ball that New Zealand opener Martin Guptill faced in the Black Caps' second innings, Lehmann gave no indication that the Queenslander would be moved elsewhere in the field.
"He (Burns) just needs work. We saw him out doing that (before play). He's just going to have to do more work, (spend) more time on his fielding and probably Uzzy (Khawaja) to be fair. They've got to move better and field at the level you'd expect of international cricketers," Lehmann added.
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