India has an indisputable affinity for sports. Many residents are hooked to their TVs so they don't miss anything, from the thrilling cricket matches to the growth of football and other various sports. Right now, the country has avid fans of sports like Kabaddi, football, and even e-sports

So, what has this enthusiasm resulted in? Tons of sports platforms that keep fans updated on the latest scores/ladders, news, and of course, match highlights.

However, with so many options out there, which sports platforms would any sports enthusiast find worthwhile? Let's have a closer look at the most popular picks this 2024. 


Cricbuzz is quite the ultimate destination for cricket enthusiasts out there. Well, we all know that the majority of the country’s population is, so it’s easy to see why this is the top sports platform. It delivers lightning-fast score updates, insightful match analysis, engaging player profiles, and historical data. 

If you eat, sleep, and breathe cricket, this can be your go-to. Feel free to explore their comprehensive website or download their top-rated mobile app from the Google Play Store or the Apple App Store.

While you can get a ton out of Cricbuzz for free, they do offer a premium service called Cricbuzz Plus. This unlocks a few extra goodies like ad-free browsing, in-depth match analysis, and some exclusive video content. It's a nice upgrade if you're serious about your cricket.

Dream 11

It’s undeniable that Dream11 has revolutionized sports engagement. It’s become an immensely popular fantasy sports platform where fans can create virtual teams based on real-life players and earn points based on those players' performances.

This interactive approach and giving their users the potential for real money winnings have made Dream11 a hit. It's available as an app on both Android and iOS devices. It’s free to join Dream 11 but costs may incur for additional handy features like advanced team-building tools.

But do know that you can use the platform for free and play fantasy cricket without any charges. However, for private contests, the entry fee is set at Rs 5 minimum.


Football enthusiasts will love Onefootball's in-depth coverage of global football leagues. They have comprehensive match reports and real-time updates to news, and videos.

You can also rely on this platform to know the latest schedule of specific tournaments like the English Premier League. This platform caters to an international audience but has garnered a strong following in India.  Accessible via their website or mobile apps, Onefootball is free to use.


ESPN alone is a respected name in sports journalism, so you can expect that their cricket sector can deliver quality news, features, and expert analysis.

Many cricket fans appreciate the depth of content they deliver, from long-form articles exploring strategy to podcasts featuring prominent voices in the sport. ESPNcricinfo is available via their website and app (Android and iOS), with most features offered for free.


Sportskeeda is a versatile platform covering a wide array of sports. While cricket remains one of their major focus, fans can also find news, schedules, and live scores for other sports like football, wrestling, esports, and many more

It's well-liked for its diverse content and user-friendly interface. They have an official website and an app you can download. Sportskeeda is also free to use.


Hotstar is a major player in the Indian entertainment industry and offers a robust sports section. The platform holds exclusive broadcasting rights for many high-profile sports events including major cricket tournaments like the Indian Premier League and the T20 World Cup. 

Subscribers get live streams, highlights, and on-demand sports content along with their usual entertainment options. Hotstar is a subscription-based platform with competitive pricing tiers. Expect subscriptions in India to range from Rs 149-499 per 3 months.


For those seeking a blend of sports betting and in-depth coverage,  is easily one of the top picks of many local enthusiasts.

Alongside a robust sportsbook, they provide insightful pre-match analysis and betting odds that could help you get a better idea of how upcoming matches will go. You can access 10CRIC via their website or mobile app (Android/iOS).


India's vibrant sports culture has simply given birth to a thriving ecosystem of platforms tailored to the most passionate sports fans.

Whether you seek dedicated cricket coverage, global football insights, fantasy sports excitement, or live streaming of major events, there's an ideal platform to keep you connected to the games you love.