Full name Sukhjit Singh
Born May 3, 1996, India
Current age 21 years 299 days
Major teams Warwickshire, Warwickshire 2nd XI, Warwickshire Under-17s
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|First-class debut||Oxford MCCU v Warwickshire at Oxford, Apr 2-4, 2017 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Warwickshire v Somerset at Birmingham, Sep 5-8, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|5/72, 0, 0/40, 1||Warwickshire||v Somerset||Birmingham||5 Sep 2017||FC|
|13*, 2/28||Warwcks 2nd||v Worcs 2nd XI||Worcester||3 Aug 2017||Other T20|
|1, 3/23||Warwcks 2nd||v Worcs 2nd XI||Worcester||3 Aug 2017||Other T20|
|0/17||Warwcks 2nd||v Nthants 2nd||Birmingham||25 Jul 2017||Other|
|2/12||Warwcks 2nd||v Nthants 2nd||Solihull||24 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|1/22||Warwcks 2nd||v Nthants 2nd||Solihull||24 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|2/40, 1/5||Warwcks 2nd||v Durham 2nd||Gosforth||18 Jul 2017||Other|
|0/24, 29||Warwcks 2nd||v Durham 2nd||Gosforth||17 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|1/35||Warwcks 2nd||v Durham 2nd||Gosforth||17 Jul 2017||Other T20|
|2/68||Warwcks 2nd||v Lancs 2nd XI||Birmingham||10 Jul 2017||Other|
When Sukhjit 'Sunny' Singh made his Championship debut in May 2017, he became the first cricketer to have graduated to that level having come through the Chance to Shine programme.
Singh moved to England from the Punjab, in northern India, as a 10-year-old. At the time he spoke no English and struggled to integrate or progress at school. But the visit of Eaton Gordon, a Warwickshire Cricket Board coach, changed his life and offered a pathway into the professional sport.
Eaton noted Singh's talent and enthusiasm and encouraged him to join his own club side, Handsworth CC. From there, he was encouraged to attend trials at Warwickshire and he was selected at U16 level and then taken into the club's academy. From there, he made his Second XI debut in 2014 and was sent to the Darren Lehman Academy in Adelaide on the recommendation of England spin coach, Peter Such.
He impressed Ashley Giles, the club's new director of cricket, in the nets ahead of the 2017 season and, as a result, jumped ahead of the likes of Josh Poysden in the battle for selection. Singh made his first-class debut against Oxford MCCU in April 2017.
With Jeetan Patel assured of his place as the club's first choice spinner, opportunities were limited. But Singh took a maiden five-for against Hampshire and followed it with another against Somerset. As a result, his contract was extended until the end of the 2018 season.