Chennai (Agencies): After a thumping win against the defending champions Australia in their first warm-up game in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2011, Team Indian will look to keep up the momentum before going in to the tournament.

However, Indian batsmen need to strike form and the warm-up game against New Zealand will be there last chance before the mega event kicks off.

The match would provide India final last chance to assess the fitness of players and combination before the mega-event, commencing on February 19 in Dhaka where India will take on Bangladesh in the inaugural tie.

Meanwhile New Zealand, who have had a poor run in the recent past, did a world of good to their own morale when they overcame a fighting Ireland by 32 runs in their high-scoring warm-up tie in Nagpur, thanks to a solid 130 by Martin Guptill.

The Kiwis will look to put behind their disastrous run of losing 14 of their last 17 ODIs, they would be banking on the experience and expertise of their new coach John Wright in the sub-continent conditions, to keep alive their hopes of making it to the knock-out stage.

 India would be looking to make full use of the home conditions to put up a better show here than Bangalore.

Dhoni rued the lack of partnership in the previous game and asked his teammates to show more intensity on the field.

"I think we needed a partnership in the middle, which didn`t really happen for us. That was one of the reasons we were not able to score big. We need to pick up a bit of intensity on the field. We will be progressing into the World Cup games this being the last warm up match," said Dhoni ahead of the team`s net session at the M A Chidambaram Stadium today morning.

Speaking about the Kiwis, Dhoni said, "They are a competitive side and are expected to come up with collective batting and bowling performances. They are very talented side and good at fielding too."