Major cricket in 1980/81

 
Australia
  Benson and Hedges World Series Cup 1980/81
  India in Australia and New Zealand 1980/81
  McDonald's Cup 1980/81
  New Zealand in Australia 1980/81
  Sheffield Shield 1980/81
 
India
  Cricket Association of Bengal Overseas XI in India 1980/81
  Deodhar Trophy 1980/81
  Duleep Trophy 1980/81
  Gopalan Trophy 1980/81
  Irani Cup 1980/81
  Ranji Trophy 1980/81
  Wills Trophy 1980/81
 
New Zealand
  India in Australia and New Zealand 1980/81
  Other First-Class matches in New Zealand 1980/81
  Shell Cup 1980/81
  Shell Trophy 1980/81
 
Pakistan
  Pakistan Automobile Corporation (PACO) Cup 1980/81
  Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1980/81
  West Indies in Pakistan 1980/81
  Wills Cup 1980/81
  Wills Series 1980/81
 
South Africa
  Datsun Shield 1980/81
  Howa Bowl 1980/81
  SAB Bowl 1980/81
  SAB Currie Cup 1980/81
  South African Universities Cricket Week 1980/81
 
Sri Lanka
  Australia in Sri Lanka 1980/81
 
West Indies
  England in West Indies 1980/81
  Geddes Grant/Harrison Line Trophy 1980/81
  Jones Cup 1980/81
  Other First-Class matches in West Indies 1980/81
  Shell Shield 1980/81
 
Zimbabwe
  Leicestershire in Zimbabwe 1980/81
  Middlesex in Zimbabwe 1980/81