I can't take the risk of leaving too much moisture in the pitch. At this time of the year, one does not know how quickly it's going to dry out.
I want to give the teams a normal cricket wicket, one the guys can bat on, but which also rewards bowlers who can get it in the right areas.
The latest I've prepared pitches for a Test so late in the season has been mid-April. Weather conditions will definitely play a role.
I decided to produce my own pitch, which was similar to the one on which we played Australia four years ago.