Major cricket in 1978/79

 
Australia
  England in Australia 1978/79
  Gillette Cup (Australia) 1978/79
  Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand 1978/79
  Sheffield Shield 1978/79
 
India
  Deodhar Trophy 1978/79
  Duleep Trophy 1978/79
  Irani Cup 1978/79
  Ranji Trophy 1978/79
  West Indies in India and Sri Lanka 1978/79
  Wills Trophy 1978/79
 
New Zealand
  Gillette Cup (New Zealand) 1978/79
  Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand 1978/79
  Shell Cup 1978/79
  Shell Trophy 1978/79
 
Pakistan
  BCCP Invitation Tournament 1978/79
  BCCP Patron's Trophy 1978/79
  India in Pakistan 1978/79
  Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1978/79
 
South Africa
  Castle Bowl 1978/79
  Castle Currie Cup 1978/79
  Datsun Shield 1978/79
  Howa Bowl 1978/79
  President's Cup 1978/79
  South African Universities Cricket Week 1978/79
 
Sri Lanka
  Pakistan in Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand 1978/79
  West Indies in India and Sri Lanka 1978/79
 
West Indies
  Beaumont Cup 1978/79
  Geddes Grant/Harrison Line Trophy 1978/79
  Jones Cup 1978/79
  Other First-Class matches in West Indies 1978/79
  Shell Shield 1978/79
  Texaco Cup 1978/79