Major cricket in 1985/86

 
Australia
  Benson and Hedges World Series Cup 1985/86
  India in Australia 1985/86
  McDonald's Cup 1985/86
  New Zealand in Australia 1985/86
  Sheffield Shield 1985/86
 
India
  Deodhar Trophy 1985/86
  Duleep Trophy 1985/86
  Irani Cup 1985/86
  Ranji Trophy 1985/86
  Wills Trophy 1985/86
 
New Zealand
  Australia in New Zealand 1985/86
  Rothmans Cup 1985/86
  Shell Cup 1985/86
  Shell Trophy 1985/86
 
Pakistan
  BCCP Patron's Trophy 1985/86
  Pakistan Automobile Corporation (PACO) Cup 1985/86
  President's Trophy 1985/86
  Quaid-e-Azam Trophy 1985/86
  Sri Lanka in Pakistan 1985/86
  Wills Cup 1985/86
  Wills Series 1985/86
 
South Africa
  Australian XI in South Africa 1985/86
  Benson and Hedges Series 1985/86
  Castle Bowl 1985/86
  Castle Currie Cup 1985/86
  Howa Bowl 1985/86
  Nissan Shield 1985/86
  Other First-Class matches in South Africa 1985/86
  South African Defence Force Championships 1985/86
 
Sri Lanka
  England B in Sri Lanka 1985/86
  John Player Gold Leaf Trophy (Asia Cup) 1985/86
  John Player Triangular Tournament 1985/86
  Pakistan in Sri Lanka 1985/86
 
United Arab Emirates
  Austral-Asia Cup 1985/86
  Rothmans Sharjah Cup 1985/86
 
West Indies
  England in West Indies 1985/86
  Geddes Grant/Harrison Line Trophy 1985/86
  Guystac Trophy 1985/86
  Shell Shield 1985/86
 
Zimbabwe
  New South Wales in Zimbabwe 1985/86
  Young Australia in Zimbabwe 1985/86