Major cricket in 1971/72

 
Australia
  Coca-Cola Knockout Cup 1971/72
  Sheffield Shield 1971/72
  World XI in Australia 1971/72
 
Bermuda
  New Zealand in West Indies and Bermuda 1971/72
 
India
  Defence Fund Match 1971/72
  Duleep Trophy 1971/72
  Irani Cup 1971/72
  Moin-ud-Dowlah Gold Cup Tournament 1971/72
  Ranji Trophy 1971/72
 
New Zealand
  New Zealand Motor Corporation Knockout Tournament 1971/72
  Other First-Class matches in New Zealand 1971/72
  Plunket Shield 1971/72
 
Pakistan
  BCCP Trophy 1971/72
  Other First-Class matches in Pakistan 1971/72
  Punjab Governor's Gold Cup Tournament 1971/72
 
South Africa
  Currie Cup 1971/72
  Dadabhay Trophy 1971/72 to 1972/73
  Gillette Cup (South Africa) 1971/72
  Other First-Class matches in South Africa 1971/72
  South African Universities Cricket Week 1971/72
 
Sri Lanka
  Gopalan Trophy 1971/72
 
West Indies
  Jones Cup 1971/72
  New Zealand in West Indies and Bermuda 1971/72
  Other First-Class matches in West Indies 1971/72
  Shell Shield 1971/72
  Texaco Cup 1971/72