Flower expects Pietersen resolution

England coach Andy Flower expects an announcement about Kevin Pietersen's future "in the next 36 hours".

Flower says the saga is "nearing an end" and expects the batsman to return to the fold.

The coach also admits England have missed Pietersen in the World Twenty20 World Cup as the defending champions were knocked out by hosts Sri Lanka on Monday.

Pietersen has not played for England since he was dropped for the final Test against South Africa in August following reports he sent derogatory text messages about his team-mates.