I still think Kosheleva will make it to Tokyo, especially now she is back playing in Russia so the Federation will definitely put pressure on Buzato to consider her (if only due to her experience). No question she will be the best candidate in the double sub, compared to say Khaletskaia or God forbid, Malygina. Only question if she will allow to be backup to Goncha
IMHO Kosheleva's move to Lokomotiv was more about money than playing. Kosheleva has three possible NT OH to compete with (Voronkova, Iurinskaia and Kurilo). All of them are better in reception and good in attack (attacking and receiption percentages of Iurinskaia and Kurilo are almost the same this season and better than the ones of Voronkova, but she gets about as many balls as the other two OH's together). Lokomotiv has five games left in the qualification and only one good opponent (Uralochka) left. Let's see wether Kosheleva plays strong enough in these four games to get a starting position in the playoffs.
Yesterday Krotkova made her comeback (only played some points as sub this season) in CL. She played more than two sets and did really well (best server in her team and really good reception and attack stats https://www.cev.eu/Competition…hStatistics.aspx?ID=37530). Considering that neither Shcherban nor Rusakova play their best Krotkova might have a shot on a starting position. This would be great for the NT. She is a good option in reception and defense plus an intelligent attacker.