Jos Buttler taking over as white-ball captain has been a 'natural shift', says Reece Topley

Following Eoin Morgan's retirement, Jos Buttler has become England's white-ball captain, and Reece Topley says its been an easy transition for the squad.

After seven-and-a-half years as captain, Eoin Morgan stepped down from the role at the end of June, handing over the armband to Jos Buttler.

Morgan led the side to World Cup success in 2019, while also taking both the ODI and T20 teams to world No.1 rankings.

It'll be a tough ask for Buttler to follow suit, and the 31-year-old started his tenure with a 1-1 series draw with South Africa.

Reece Topley starred in the match, and insisted that transitioning to playing under Buttler has been plain sailing.

"I think it's quite a natural shift actually because in limited games for England I've actually played under Jos as a captain when Morgs (Morgan) was injured or whatever, so it's actually almost like a seamless transition into it," the Surrey left-armer said.

"The changing room is very similar as well, so I don't think it's too much about a change in feel around the changing room it's almost like more of the same.

"Obviously there's some guys that are at the start of an ODI career that have just come into the team as well but it's not a case of a rebuild or a different feel in the changing room, just more of the same and hopefully we get some series wins because I know that Jos will be keen to get his first as a skipper."

England's white-ball players have three T20 internationals against the Proteas before heading into The Hundred, a rare opportunity to focus on one format, ahead of the T20 World Cup in October.

Topley believes the schedule bodes well for the players, and for the upcoming tournament in Australia.

"I suppose it is a block of T20 coming up and I suppose it's good in that you can hone your skills and you don't have to change between formats," the 28-year-old said.

"I think it's just good tactically for yourself as a cricketer, physically and even mentally, you're just more clear in your mind about what you've got coming up and I think it only bodes well, to be honest."

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