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Cricket's Biggest Test | Kohli Vs Kane Showdown.He may have been fielding questions from all around as to what will be his Playing 11 for the ICC World Test Championship Final against India but New Zealand coach Gary Stead isn’t going to budge. In fact, if Stead is to be believed that they haven’t decided upon the final combination yet and will be holding that all-important decision till the time of the toss.In a stark contrast, India have named their Playing 11 on expected lines with no surprises. But for those hoping for a New Zealand XI, they will just have to wait till captain Kane Williamson himself talks about it at the toss time.“It’s amazing the number of Indian people that want to know [our team] as well," Stead said on Thursday. “We’re just putting that on hold until tomorrow until we get down there."When asked the reason, Stead said should the pitch be green, it will mean they need to play more pacers and hence the delay. “The greener the pitch, the more chance you’ll play pace bowlers," Stead said “The browner the pitch or dusty the pitch is when you’re more likely to play spin bowlers or slower bowlers."“There was a small green tinge on [the Southampton pitch] - it’s been interesting because we’ve been watching it over the last three days and it’s actually greened up over the last couple of days.“They cut a bit of grass off it today but it’s still a light green colour," he added.With rain lashing Southampton on Thursday, there are several factors that may ultimately contribute to the world’s top-ranked team’s final call on Playing 11.Additionally, New Zealand have plenty of options to choose from.“We brought people in in that last Test [vs England] and they performed really well and sometimes that creates more of a headache but that’s a great place to be in," Stead said.“I’m really proud of the way that the team have played over the last few years though - it’s been true to our style of play and I’m just hoping we can get out there tomorrow and put our best foot forward," he added.When asked what will New Zealand do should they win the toss, Stead replied, “The pitch is still favouring towards bowling at this stage from looking at it so I imagine if we won the toss, we’d do that."#WTC #WTCFinals #IndiaVsNewZealandSubscribe to our channel for the latest news updates: http://bit.ly/2KGXvAW#GetCloserToTheNews with latest headlines on politics, sports, and entertainment on https://bit.ly/2Y4QccLTo stay updated on-the-go, download the News18 App: · Google Play Store: http://bit.ly/2VcRTRc· Apple App Store: https://apple.co/2JceAmY Follow us for latest news, photos & videos:· Facebook: http://bit.ly/2vOO22u· Twitter: http://bit.ly/2HdNKch· Instagram: http://bit.ly/2PRgfiz. Telegram: https://bit.ly/2ZOalG0CNN-News18 is India’s most awarded English News Channel and is one of the most respected and dynamic media brands in the country today. CNN-News18 has in a short time, redefined the limits and has set new standards for journalism in Indian news television through its differentiated programming and philosophy of inclusive journalism the spirit of ‘Whatever It Takes'. CNN-News18 continues to be India’s window to the world and the world’s window into India. CNN-News18 has been awarded all the prestigious awards in the General News category in the country.

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