Selby eyeing Delhi upset
Daryl Selby is England squash's odd-man out but is determined to upset one of his team-mates by claiming a Commonwealth Games medal in Delhi.
According to the Commonwealth Games seedings, Selby is the fourth ranked English male in the singles competition, with Nick Matthew seeded first, James Willstrop seeded second and Peter Barker seeded third.
The 27-year-old from Brentwood, Essex said: "When you've got the top four seeds in the tournament, if we can all just make our seeding then we're guaranteed gold, silver, bronze - it would be massive.
"If we can do that hopefully I can be one of those medallists.
"I'm seeded four, but if I play well I feel like I can definitely get a medal of some sort.
"It would be great for squash and for England if we can get some medals on the board."
Selby, the world number 10, will meet Papua New Guinea's Michael Rucklinger in the first round of the singles tournament.
He will also have a medal opportunity in the doubles event.
Matthew and Adrian Grant are top seeds, with Selby and Barker third behind Stewart Boswell and David Palmer of Australia.
There have been competitive training sessions among the England team, with food at stake.
"We don't play a lot of doubles, but we've practised by playing a lot of matches," said Selby.
"Myself and my partner Peter and Nick and Adrian have played quite a few practice matches, normally for dinner and it's got a bit feisty at times as we were calling our own lets and strokes.
"It got interesting, but we all get on very well.
"It's a really good team spirit."
England's women also have high hopes in Delhi.
Jenny Duncalf is seeded second behind world number one Nicol David of Malaysia in the women's singles, while she will combine with Alison Waters [seeded four in singles] in the women's doubles and Willstrop in the mixed doubles.
The 27-year-old from Harrogate told Press Association Sport: "I feel good, feel physically fit coming into this and I'm looking forward to getting stuck into the event.
"I'm seeded two for the singles event so I'm hoping to bring back a medal.
"My aim is to reach my seeding and then give it my best shot if I do do that."
The Commonwealth Games have added importance for squash after it was overlooked for the 2016 Olympic Games in favour of golf and rugby sevens.
"It's a massive occasion for us as squash players," added Duncalf.
"Losing out on the inclusion in the Olympics was pretty heart rendering and frustrating so we're here to do our best and it's a great opportunity for us to showcase our sport."