Major cricket in 1979/80

 
Australia
  Benson and Hedges World Series Cup 1979/80
  England in Australia and India 1979/80
  McDonald's Cup 1979/80
  Sheffield Shield 1979/80
  West Indies in Australia and New Zealand 1979/80
 
India
  Australia in India 1979/80
  Deodhar Trophy 1979/80
  Duleep Trophy 1979/80
  England in Australia and India 1979/80
  Irani Cup 1979/80
  Pakistan in India and Bangladesh 1979/80
  Ranji Trophy 1979/80
 
New Zealand
  DH Robins' XI in Australia and New Zealand 1979/80
  National Knockout 1979/80
  Other First-Class matches in New Zealand 1979/80
  Shell Trophy 1979/80
  West Indies in Australia and New Zealand 1979/80
 
Pakistan
  Australia in Pakistan 1979/80
  BCCP Invitation Tournament 1979/80
  Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1979/80
 
South Africa
  Castle Bowl 1979/80
  Datsun Shield 1979/80
  Howa Bowl 1979/80
  SAB Currie Cup 1979/80
  South African Universities Cricket Week 1979/80
 
West Indies
  Beaumont Cup 1979/80
  Geddes Grant/Harrison Line Trophy 1979/80
  Jones Cup 1979/80
  Other First-Class matches in West Indies 1979/80
  Shell Shield 1979/80