[caption id="attachment_842373" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-842373" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/James-Vince.jpg" alt="James Vince England" width="628" height="355" /> James Vince (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/james-vince/news/">James Vince</a> hopes to capitalise on the banishing of <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/alex-hales/news/">Alex Hales</a> over claims of drug use and force his way into <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/england/">England</a>'s <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/series/icc-cricket-world-cup-2019-200898/">World Cup</a> plans. <p></p> <p></p>The in-form Hampshire batsman could be involved in the 50-over showpiece after Hales was dramatically dropped from all England squads due to reported use of recreational drugs. <p></p> <p></p>The 28-year-old Vince has the remaining four matches of England's one-day international series against Pakistan to stake his claim. <p></p> <p></p>"If he was here I don't think I'd be here now," Vince said of Hales. "I'm not going to say too much on his situation but it has given me an opportunity. <p></p> <p></p>"It's great to be back among the lads and I want to push my case to get into that World Cup squad." <p></p> <p></p>England have until May 23 to finalise their squad for the home tournament, with their opening match against South Africa taking place seven days later at the Oval. <p></p> <p></p>Vince has already endured frustration in his quest to impress national selector Ed Smith and head coach Trevor Bayliss after the five-match series opener was curtailed by rain on Wednesday. <p></p> <p></p>Pakistan reached 80-2 in the 19 overs that were possible, with Vince and fellow fringe player Joe Denly denied a chance to impress. <p></p> <p></p>Pace bowler <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/jofra-archer">Jofra Archer</a>, however, served further notice of his World Cup credentials with a wicket and two maiden overs, and Vince admits competition for places is hotting up. <p></p> <p></p>"Jofra's not in it (the World Cup squad) at the moment so I guess there are a few options and a few different balances to the side," said Vince. <p></p> <p></p>"I'm trying not to think about it too much and if and when I do get an opportunity in this series, (I will) try to push my case. <p></p> <p></p>"They've played some magnificent cricket and got to number one in the world so it's been a tough team to break into." <p></p> <p></p>With opener Jason Roy set to be fit after overcoming a back spasm, Vince is unsure whether he will be involved in the second match of the series on Saturday and is considering turning out for his county. <p></p> <p></p>And he said he was unsure how much he would be involved in the rest of the series against Pakistan. <p></p> <p></p>"I guess it depends on what they're thinking for the World Cup, whether they want to give me game time or whether I'm not part of their plans," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"At the minute, I don't know a huge amount but hopefully I'll get at least one more opportunity in this series."