Major cricket in 1981/82

 
Australia
  Benson and Hedges World Series Cup 1981/82
  McDonald's Cup 1981/82
  Pakistan in Australia 1981/82
  Sheffield Shield 1981/82
  West Indies in Australia 1981/82
 
India
  Deodhar Trophy 1981/82
  Duleep Trophy 1981/82
  England in India and Sri Lanka 1981/82
  Irani Cup 1981/82
  Ranji Trophy 1981/82
  Wills Series (India) 1981/82
  Wills Trophy 1981/82
 
New Zealand
  Australia in New Zealand 1981/82
  Other First-Class matches in New Zealand 1981/82
  Plunket Shield 1981/82
  Rothmans Cup 1981/82
  Shell Cup 1981/82
  Shell Trophy 1981/82
 
Pakistan
  International XI in Pakistan 1981/82
  Pakistan Automobile Corporation (PACO) Cup 1981/82
  Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1981/82
  Sri Lanka in Pakistan 1981/82
  Wills Cup 1981/82
  Wills Series 1981/82
 
South Africa
  Benson and Hedges Series 1981/82
  Datsun Shield 1981/82
  Howa Bowl 1981/82
  SAB Bowl 1981/82
  SAB Currie Cup 1981/82
  South African Breweries English XI in South Africa 1981/82
  South African Universities Cricket Week 1981/82
 
Sri Lanka
  England in India and Sri Lanka 1981/82
 
West Indies
  Geddes Grant/Harrison Line Trophy 1981/82
  Jones Cup 1981/82
  Shell Shield 1981/82
 
Zimbabwe
  Pakistan International Airlines in Zimbabwe 1981/82
  Young West Indies in Zimbabwe 1981/82