Brazil is clearly lacking some replacements for the all-star team.
For the OH, of course there is no doubt that Natalia and Gabi is the front runner. But I think Suelle (SESI) and Mari Praiba (Minas) could be given a chance, too. The sad thing is that there is not much option for the spot, not this time around on the Superliga. There is no other outstanding OHs that can fill up to Jacque and Fe Garay's spot. However, I personally think that Natalia is improving a lot. Gabi is good as well, but she seems a bit inconsistent. Gosh, how I miss watching the dynamic duo of Mari and Paula on court.
For the OPP, I think this is the biggest problem that Brazil has right now. Tandara is a downgrade version of Sheilla, but she will not be able to play. The only options that I could think of is Monique -- but her physical condition worries me. Ivna is a BIG no, she is a mess throughout the competition. Bruna is a nominee as well, but lately she has been benched a lot. Rosamaria is also a good option. But I wish that Coach Ze will bring Mari back to the NT, even as a backup OPP. She is the player with the most experience and she is one of a few players that can play both OH and OPP really well. She might be underperforming again this season but maybe an invitation to the NT will lift her spirit up. Plus, I miss seeing her in the NT jersey.
For MBs, Ade and Juciely should really go all out this cycle since they are the strongest fill-up for Fabiana and Thaisa.
For setter, Coach Ze should invite that young setter from Minas. Of course there are lots of tournaments for young talent like her, but Dani Lins and Fabiola is not getting any younger. Ze needs to train this girl from the get go so that the problem like Fofao-replacement will not happen again.