<div class="img-caption-wrap "> <img alt="ZImbabwe tour of West Indies is going to be tough: Alan Butcher" src="https://st2.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/cricket/image_20130117162400.jpg" title="ZImbabwe tour of West Indies is going to be tough: Alan Butcher" /> <p class="imgcaptionnew" style="width:618px;"> Zimbabwe coach Alan Butcher (above) said at home the team has done well but the away results still remains a worry © Getty Images</p> </div> <strong>Harare: Jan 17, 2013</strong><br /> <br /> Coach <a href="/tags/Alan-Butcher/post" target="_blank">Alan Butcher</a> says he is anticipating a tough series when <a href="/tags/Zimbabwe/post" target="_blank">Zimbabwe</a> cricketers arrive in the Caribbean for their four-week tour next month.<br /> <br /> Butcher said the <a href="/tags/West-Indies/post" target="_blank">West Indies</a> were playing very well at the moment and the tour represents a good challenge for Zimbabwe, reports <em>CMC</em>.<br /> <br /> Zimbabwe's Feb 22 to March 20 tour comprises two Tests, three One-Day Internationals and two Twenty20 Internationals.<br /> <br /> "At home we have done well but it is the results away which remain a worry," said Butcher, who has played just one test match for <a href="/tags/England/post" target="_blank">England</a>.<br /> <br /> "It is going to be a tough tour to the West Indies. They are playing good cricket at the moment. Our players have to stand up, show some character, perform well, play positive and confident cricket."<br /> <br /> Zimbabwe has not included former national team captain <a href="/tags/Elton-Chigumbura/post" target="_blank">Elton Chigumbura</a> for their Caribbean tour.<br /> <br /> The all rounder was omitted from a 24-man training squad after selectors ran out of patience due to the player's recurrent poor form.<br /> <br /> "Leaving out Chigumbura was a tough decision because while on paper he balances the squad, he has not played well enough to remain in the team," said Butcher.<br /> <br /> "It now gives another player an opportunity to claim that all rounder spot."<br /> <br /> The 24-man squad goes into camp here Feb 4 with the team set to leave for the West Indies Feb 16.