Virat Kohli by a large a margin IMO. 17 international 100's already.
All depends on what you consider young to be, for me I don't consider 24 as young but if you are including that age range then Kohli is probably the winner. Pujara is even older but as for mentioning Hughes The guy averages mid 30's in his 21st test ffs.
Too early to mention Root yet, very promising but not played anywhere near enough to judge and also is yet to play any cricket at home. Bairstow hasn't secured a place in the side so can't be considered.
Must admit I am surprised WW left out Brathwaite.
Tbf to Hughes and young batsmen in general there will always be disparities in how fast they develop. I'm pretty sure the gap between several of the guys mentioned in this thread will be smaller than it is now when they hit 30.
No mention of Chandimal in the OP is strange but this one easily belongs to Kohli. He's definitely the best young batsman around right now.
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A lot of people are on the Kohli bangwagon and no doubt the lad is good but when him and Darren Bravo were on the same pitch in TWO different series home and away again there was only ONE winner, and their averages at test level tells a similar story .
This thread needs more kock.
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