Australian coach Darren Lehmann says the Aussies must change how they bowl to New Zealand star Kane Williamson, after his blistering 140 runs in the first innings at the Gabba.

Lehmann also said Williamson is one of the best batsman in world cricket, while also naming five other players he rates as the best in the world.

"We didn’t bowl (to him) how we would’ve liked, or how we planned, so hopefully that changes next Test match," the Aussie coach said.

"I think he’s one of the best five batters in the world. I look at (AB) de Villiers, (Virat) Kohli, (Steve) Smith, Joe Root from England, and him.

"They’re five class acts going round in the world at the moment.

"Davey Warner as well, with those hundreds (in Brisbane).

"So there’s a lot of good players, but he’s a very, very good player – he’s one of the best I’ve seen come out of New Zealand."